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2009 Willakenzie Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Estate Grown"

Willakenzie 2009 Pinot Gris

Winery: Willakenzie

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Grown"

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $21

Cases produced: 4,854

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 12, 2010

Wine Review: This light straw colored Pinot Gris was our second favorite in our mini blind tasting. It opens with a moderate citrus bouquet with notes of lime and wet stone peeking through. On the plate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and slightly creamy. The flavor profile is a tasty Anjou pear and mild Granny Smith apple blend with nicely integrated minerality. The finish is dry and lingers slightly. The panel suggested pairing this wine with linguine with clam sauce. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Exciting aromatics include tropical fruits of ripe melon, lychee, passion fruit, papaya, mango and pineapple, with a hint of spice. The wine has a creamy texture with rich flavors of honey, juicy Asian pears, lemon meringue and fresh pineapple. There's a smooth transition mid-palate heading toward bright acids, which imparts a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. This wine is an excellent companion for a wide variety of foods including Indian and Asian dishes and Ahi tuna. Enjoy now or cellar for 2 to 3 years. Serve moderately chilled.

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