Community Tasting Notes (30) Avg Score: 89 points

  • Light ruby, garnet. Earthy nose, violets, ripe plum, cedar. Dry tannins, ripe fruit, cherries, plumbs, some bitter, acid, tannins. a little raw on the PnP, let's see what some air delivers. Red berry starting to show, balance starting getting good, some petrol, light tannins on the finish. With another night, marked improvement in balance and restrained fruit with good mouth feel and light tannins.

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  • Opened in honor of Bob Wood who would have preferred I open an Ayres or Belle Pente Murto. But hell Bob I have the corkscrew and will open the others in due order!
    Light ruby with bricking rim, candied cherry, cedar nose. Moderately dry with nice acid, light fruit and smooth tannins. opened and corked on the counter overnight. It was a bit too jammy and fruity on the PnP for me last night, and has settled down into lightly fruit forward, ripe cherry, plum with smooth tannins on the finish. Bright barry starting to show in the glass. Another night, really good acid, fruit and tannin balance. Lovely smooth mouthfeel. Even better on night three, bright red berry. I was told to drink '06 young as the fruit would fade into a flabby mess, this is very fresh and lively.

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  • Popped and poured and drank over two evenings. Aromas of sweet cherry, earth, toasted oak, and vanilla. Red fruit, earth, and fine tannins on the palate lead to a medium length, dry finish. Medium bodied with good depth and complexity.

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  • Aerated with Vinturi and decanted for 1.5 hours. Cherry, strawberry, earth, spice, and vanilla. Soft cherry fruit and soft tannins, leading to a medium length, soft finish. Paired with rosemary, garlic, pork chops.

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  • Nice bottle age. Damp floral nose. Balanced acid and fruit. Complex dark cherry and earth. Excellent food wine with medium long finish.
    Nice QPR south of $40. Suggest more time = more integration + complexity = more pleasure. Very Oregundian style.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

    (WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Pierre Leon Willamette Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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