WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir 2016
Named after the marine sedimentary soil that defines it, WillaKenzie Estate is one of Oregon's top flight wine producers: a small, family-owned winery making wonderfully intense but balanced wines exclusively from the Pinot family of grapes from their own estate vineyards. Here there is a profound respect for the character of the soil and its effect on the wines made from the vines which grow there, with different bottlings from different single vineyards. This wine has a deep but bright garnet colour and offers complex aromas of rich red and black fruits with attractive floral tones and a touch of spice. Elegant yet concentrated, flavours of bright plum and cherry in the forefront augmented by red currants and blackberries, a smooth mouthfeel from well-integrated tannins and finely balanced acidity, and a long finish with hints of candied fruit and spice.