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2010 WillaKenzie Estate Estate Cuvée Estate Grown Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.65,TA 0.50, $28, screw cap. Aged 10 months in 20% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Fruity nose offering an array of ripe, dark cherry, plum and berry aromas. Pushes the ripeness envelope with medium weight flavors of dark raspberries, black plum sauce, and black currants with a hint of vanilla cola and oak. Softly textured with firm, ripe tannins, lacking a bit in acid-driven vibrancy. Quite approachable now. Good (+). Reviewed May 11, 2012

Winery: WillaKenzie Estate
From article: Large Review of 2009 & 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs With a Few from 2008 & 2011