10 Ratings
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes

Wine Details


Pinot Noir



Wine Description

"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.