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2006 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Aliette Vineyard
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2006 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Aliette Vineyard

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Wine Tasting Notes Pinot Noir Aliette offers complex, lively red fruit aromas, including cranberry, strawberry and pomegranate with suggestions of spice and violets. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of tart red cherry, spiced plum and rhubarb leading to hints of earthiness and caramel on the long finish. The palate impression is refined and elegant, with a pleasing balance of fruit, acidity and well integrated tannins. Approachable now, the wine will improve in the cellar for 2 to read more...Wine Tasting Notes Pinot Noir Aliette offers complex, lively red fruit aromas, including cranberry, strawberry and pomegranate with suggestions of spice and violets. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of tart red cherry, spiced plum and rhubarb leading to hints of earthiness and caramel on the long finish. The palate impression is refined and elegant, with a pleasing balance of fruit, acidity and well integrated tannins. Approachable now, the wine will improve in the cellar for 2 to 3 years from the release date and age well for up to 10. Pair it with such dishes as seared Ahi tuna, or roasted duck breast. We recommend that you open and decant the wine an hour before serving. (hide)

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Wine Tasting Notes Pinot Noir Aliette offers complex, lively red fruit aromas, including cranberry, strawberry and pomegranate with suggestions of spice and violets. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of tart red cherry, spiced plum and rhubarb leading to hints of earthiness and caramel on the long finish. The palate impression is refined and elegant, with a pleasing balance of fruit, acidity and well integrated tannins. Approachable now, the wine will improve in the cellar for 2 to read more...Wine Tasting Notes Pinot Noir Aliette offers complex, lively red fruit aromas, including cranberry, strawberry and pomegranate with suggestions of spice and violets. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of tart red cherry, spiced plum and rhubarb leading to hints of earthiness and caramel on the long finish. The palate impression is refined and elegant, with a pleasing balance of fruit, acidity and well integrated tannins. Approachable now, the wine will improve in the cellar for 2 to 3 years from the release date and age well for up to 10. Pair it with such dishes as seared Ahi tuna, or roasted duck breast. We recommend that you open and decant the wine an hour before serving. (hide)

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. Like the Terres Basses (above), Willa­Kenzie's Aliette differed markedly from its typical profile in 2006. While generally one of the estate's more delicate wines, in 2006 it has a richness more reminiscent of the Russian River than the Willamette Valley. It leads with scents of wild raspberries, hints of cumin and ginger. The generous black cherry fruit is gripped by chewy, succulent tannins. For roast chicken.
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 87 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 3 notes)
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-Oregon: 93 (good year)

    Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now