TN: 2006 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 777 (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

  • 2006 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Dijon Clone 777 - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (12/7/2012)
    Medium ruby, lightly floral fruity nose. Dry, tart, ripe fruit with some clean mineral on the PnP. Not too many tannins and no obvious oak. More of a bright berry, thin fruit. Definitely not a jammy fruit bomb, subdued though not austere, improves with food. Another night and the fruit is presenting itself, nice silky mouth feel. This may be in one of those dumb phases I read about between fruity and pleasantly aged that I have become to like. I agree more with Khmark on this one. Continues to improve with time, very good now, suble, tart red berry. Acid well balanced with fruit, nice finish with moderate tannins. The next night, last glass has developed a little metallic note to the pie cherry fruit. I was a little disappointed the first night based on the fruit, body and oak I liked on a previous vintage. With five days time corked on the counter, the development has resulted in another wine of aged subtlety that is thoughly enjoyable. I love aged PN and will continue to let them rest in the cellar for ten years. I was advised to drink the '06 early and shipped them off to my daughter. Perhaps I should have kept a few more. (92 pts.)

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