WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2008 Front Label
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2008 Front Label

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2008

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750ML / 14.1% ABV
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750ML / 14.1% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Aromas of fresh pear, peach and apricot are followed by undertones of melon, green apple, lemon zest and orange blossom. The peach and pear notes carry through to the flavor profile complemented by tropical fruit tones of pineapple, papaya and kiwi. Rich and smooth in the mouth with a mouthwatering finish, the wine will be an excellent companion for a wide variety of foods including smoked salmon, grilled halibut or Ahi tuna with mango salsa, chicken and pork, blue cheeses, Asian fare, fish tacos or a vegetable curry. Enjoy now or cellar for 2 to 3 years. Serve moderately chilled.

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W&S 91
Wine & Spirits
Leesy and bright, this forward gris leads with aromas of ripe apple and peach, accented by a bit of nutmeg spice. It's flavors are bright and broad at once; the texture is mouthfilling and rich, yet the wine retains a fresh, focused line from lively acidity.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
This bright, juicy white offers flavors of pineapple and melon that persist into the finish, which is long and vivid. Drink now.
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WillaKenzie Estate is located in Oregon's Willamette Valley on rolling hillsides in the Chehalem Mountains. The winery was named after the Willakenzie soil on which the vineyards are planted to convey the influence that the soil imparts on the wine's flavors and aromas. The vineyards are planted with grapes of the Pinot family, mostly new Dijon clones of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Alsace. Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are cool climate grapes, which are particularly well adapted to Oregon. As winemaker for WillaKenzie Estate, the acclaimed producer of single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, Erik Kramer leads all winemaking and cellar

operations. He has been working in Oregon’s Willamette Valley since 2004, where he has built a reputation for world-class wines of finesse and balance. A scientist by training, Erik worked as a hydrogeologist in the petrochemical industry before combining his passion for science and appreciation for fine wine into a career. He spent a few seasons in Washington as a harvest cellar worker before

pursuing a postgraduate diploma in viticulture & oenology at Lincoln University in New Zealand, where he graduated with honors. Kramer went on to craft wine in New Zealand before to moving to the Willamette Valley. Prior to joining WillaKenzie Estate, Erik crafted highly-regarded wines for Domaine Serene and Adelsheim Vineyard. He also holds a degree in geology from Florida State University, which he draws on today when considering the relationship between terroir and wine quality. When not at the winery, Erik enjoys spending time with his family at his wine country home in McMinnville

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