2008 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Aliette
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • WA 90
  • IWC 90
  • BH 90

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WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2008 Pinot Noir Aliette spent 15 months in 50% new French oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Sandalwood cinnamon incense violets and assorted black fruits compose the nose of this still somewhat austere... The 2008 Pinot Noir Aliette spent 15 months in 50% new French oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Sandalwood cinnamon incense violets and assorted black fruits compose the nose of this still somewhat austere structured offering. It has all the right stuff but another 2-3 years of cellaring are needed for the wine to fully blossom. It will provide optimum drinking from 2012 to 2020. 90+
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Deep red. Strawberry and raspberry preserve aromas are complicated by deeper notes of cola sassafras and black tea. Deep but lively in the mouth offering juicy red and dark berry flavors and hints of smoky Indian spices... Deep red. Strawberry and raspberry preserve aromas are complicated by deeper notes of cola sassafras and black tea. Deep but lively in the mouth offering juicy red and dark berry flavors and hints of smoky Indian spices and root beer. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to the long chewy finish. This is another 2008 that appears to be going into hibernation. 90+
BH 90
Burghound, October 2011
A restrained and well-layered nose offers up notes of red currant blue berry briar and a discreet bass note of warm earth. The supple and rounded medium-bodied flavors possess a really lovely silky mouth feel and while... A restrained and well-layered nose offers up notes of red currant blue berry briar and a discreet bass note of warm earth. The supple and rounded medium-bodied flavors possess a really lovely silky mouth feel and while the palate impression is quite forward and almost easy-to-like in demeanor the finish is serious with plenty of tannin-buffering extract. Lovely. ♥
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, February 2011
Clear bright ruby in the glass. The nose offers pretty aromas of sweet cherry clove and pipe smoke. Medium bodied and very fresh on the palate this showcases cherry raspberry tobacco and hint of caramel-laced richness on... Clear bright ruby in the glass. The nose offers pretty aromas of sweet cherry clove and pipe smoke. Medium bodied and very fresh on the palate this showcases cherry raspberry tobacco and hint of caramel-laced richness on the finish. With superfine tannins and taut acidity this is an elegant Oregon pinot. Drinking well now a couple of years in the cellar will certainly yield suppleness and even more complexity.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region Oregon
Sub-region Willamette Valley
Vintage 2008