Willakenzie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018


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Oregon, United States
94 points


This wine is sourced from the Yamhill-Carlton and Dundee Hills AVA's, offering up an exceptional look at Willamette Pinot Noir. This wine was aged for 13 months in French oak barrels (30% new)

A benchmark producer from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, WillaKenzie takes Pinot Noir incredibly seriously with 100% of their vineyards being planted to the variety. With a continual focus on quality and experimentation winemaker Erik Kramer crafts effortless and energetic expressions.

Aged gracefully in French oak, including 60% new barrels, for an indulgent 17 months, this wine unveils a profound, dark red core that gracefully fades to black-shaded edges, casting a captivating dark red hue. The bouquet is a symphony of aromas, featuring pronounced notes of ripe dark plum, black cherry, and anise seamlessly interwoven with toasty vanillin cedar. Earthy undertones and a delicate spice reminiscent of violets add a layer of complexity to the olfactory experience.

The palate is a luxurious journey, where rich black cherry, dark plum, and the allure of liquorice fruits dominate, enveloping the senses. Subtle toasted vanillin cedar and spicy earth characters lie beneath, enhancing the overall depth and intrigue. The opulence of this wine is accentuated by a velvety texture and sturdy tannins, culminating in a medium-to-long finish that is lush, generously fruited, and truly satisfying.


94 points
Wine Advocate

The 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is deeply scented of cranberry sauce, aniseed, potpourri, orange peel and woodsmoke. The medium-bodied palate is seamless, silky and refreshing with slowly unfurling spicy accents defining the long finish. It's a very classy appellation-wide bottling.


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2029
Food pairing
Grilled Salmon with a Dill Sauce

Tasting Profile

This expressive Pinot Noir presents enticing aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, and red raspberry.
Those captivating fruit flavors carry through to a juicy and intense palate, culminating in a finish marked by great vibrancy, purity, and impressive length.

Willakenzie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Willakenzie Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

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