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WillaKenzie  Pinot Noir Terres Basses  2005

Category Reds
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region United States , Oregon , Willamette Valley
Producer WillaKenzie
On Sale $55.99
Wine Spectator  
Smooth and spicy, with orange peel and allspice overtones to the blackberry and cherry flavors, narrowing the beam on the finish and letting it ride nicely. Best from 2009 through 2016. —Harvey Steiman, 90 points
Wine Advocate  

The 2005 Pinot Noir Terres Basses is in a similar style. The aromatics offer more cedar and tobacco notes while the fruit favors the red side of the spectrum. The wine has decent balance in its medium-bodied personality. While it may well evolve for 2-3 years, common sense says to drink it near-term while the fruit is still in place.

88 points
WillaKenzie Tasting Notes  
The beautiful, dark ruby color of this wine immediately suggests its depth. Rich aromas of cranberry, cassis, and plum are followed by hints of earthiness, tobacco, and subtle tangerine peel. The flavors offer both red and black fruit; black cherry, blackberry, and blueberry combining with rhubarb and pomegranate for a complex, satisfying palate impression and a long finish. This is a big wine, whose intense fruit is well balanced by bright acidity and supple tannins. 2005 Terres Basses will improve for 2 to 3 years from its release date and will cellar well for at least 10. Pair it with duck in a cherry sauce, lamb, roasted pheasant with raisins, or gilled Ahi tuna.

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