Lush and extracted, spicy and full-bodied, this is a wonderful effort that showcases the ripeness of the 2003s. Spicy, tannic and laden with grace notes of mineral, iodine and licorice.
The Aliette bottling is the prettiest of the entire flight from WillaKenzie. Softly scented with floral and spice, it is also from the oldest vines, planted in 1992. It’s an elegant wine that actually fits the claim to be Burgundian in style (does anyone in Oregon not claim to be Burgundian?). The finish is nicely nuanced with cinnamon, saffron and sandalwood.
WillaKenzie’s Aliette is a selection of estate-grown, mostly Pommard clone Pinot Noir from the winery’s oldest vineyard, planted in 1992. It’s soft and supple, with a smooth and chocolaty undercoating behind the tight, herbal red fruits. The best part of the wine is its aroma. Dense and complex, it suggests layers of brambly berry, earth and herb that have yet to…
WillaKenzie’s Aliette Pinot Noir is a pretty, feminine wine, aromatic with baking spices and supple in the mouth. Mixed red fruits suggest wild berries—especially raspberries—and the wine has a stylish elegance through a firm, spicy finish.