2006 Willakenzie Estate Pierre Léon Estate Bottled Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 2,433 cases, $43. Primarily 113, 114 and 115 clones. Yield 2.8 tons per acre. Aged 14 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Deeper aromas of black berries and cherries, wooded forest and oak which pick up intensity with time in the glass. Palate shows off decent mix of cherry and berry fruits with a hint of herbs and oak in the background. Elvis on velvet in texture with some persistence on the finish. Still lacking development, requiring some time in the glass to open up. Warrants cellaring for another year or two. Reviewed August 17, 2009

Winery: WillaKenzie Estate
From article: More Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir