WillaKenzie Kiana Pinot Noir 2010

WillaKenzie Kiana Pinot Noir 2010
$42.99

SKU 2102

750ml

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Garnet-ruby in color with intense aromas of strawberry, pie cherry and red currants. On the palate, soft tannins and vibrant acidity lead into flavors of juicy cherry and red raspberry. This elegant wine seamlessly transitions between young red fruit, delicate hints of violet and a touch of toastiness. Food Pairing: Pair with rich foods like Goat Cheese Gnocchi or Tagliatelle with a Wild Boar Bolognese.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand WillaKenzie
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateA lovely nose of fresh plum and cherry accented by black tea and meat stock greets me from the glass of WillaKenzie 2010 Pinot Noir Kiana, but while the fruit displays tart juiciness mid-palate manages largely to accommodate the tannic effects - as well as flavors of resin and caramel - from roughly one-third new barrels, there is a faintly drying note from oak tannin to the finish. Happily, the carnal savor here extends to a mouthwateringly bacon-like smokiness and salinity that helps lift the finish over the slight road bump of barrel. Given how delightfully multi-faceted the nose is here and the overall level of energy conveyed, I have high hopes that this will become better knitted in another couple of years, and I would expect it to be worth following through at least 2017.

David Schildknecht, October 30, 2013
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorLight-footed and light in color, with pretty berry and orange peel flavors that linger on the firm-textured finish. Best from 2014 through 2017. 300 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2013