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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noirtext
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16¾/20

Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United StatesThe highly regarded WillaKenzie Estate, now under Jackson Family Wines' watch, takes its name from the sedimentary soil on which the vines are planted, and the long left aftermath of Oregon’s two major rivers Willamette and the McKenzie. The estate boasts 11 clones, reportedly the most in Oregon. 2016 is a mix of estate fruit from the Willakenzie Estate and Jory Hills Estate. The aromas and flavours are classic Willamette Valley, namely more Old World than New in the earthy, barnyard department with plenty of silky, savoury, black tea with a riff of black raspberry, rhubarb and cinnamon. Seamless in the finish with enough weight to impress without overloading its unique pinot noir character. Impressive.Tasted: 23 March 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 46.99 select private retailers AB 39.99 select private retailers SK 48.99 special order MB 48.99 special order Producer: Willakenzie EstateDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 144439UPC: 603110950038