8 Ratings
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes

Wine Details


Pinot Noir



Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) "WillaKenzie’s 2009 Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes is named for four steep, undulating, south-facing and relatively high-elevation slopes, the fruits of whose high-density plantings of Dijon clones 777 and 114 spend 15 months in half new barrels. Abundant, ripe, lightly confitured, vanilla-tinged blackberry, dark cherry, and plum are happily mingled with saline, savory suggestions of roasted meat pan scrapings. There is evident but reasonably find-grained tannin to this rich, broad-shouldered Pinot, and while not particularly nuanced, its finish is strong, long, and – as already intimated – mouthwatering. It ought to hold up well for at least 6-8 years and perhaps will gain further complexity. After a rigorous barrel selection, the net result was around 500 cases, small by estate standards.” - David Schildknecht

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Triple Black Slopes Pinot Noir is deep ruby in color. It reveals a breathtaking perfume of red fruit, caramel, and chocolate cherries. On the palate enjoy flavors of black cherry, cassis, blackberry and licorice. The mouthfeel is lush, rich, and intense with a big, round finish. We suggest opening an hour before drinking or decanting.