Clear, birght, pale golden yellow. Clean on the nose with medium intensity aromas of bright apple, citrus, hard pears, stone fruit, nectarine, and a soft minerality. Dry on the palate, medium body, high acid, medium alcohol, medium-long finish. Vibrant flavors of lemon and lime, sour cherries, green apple, rhubarb, and a lingering mineral finish. Recommended. (87-89) RR

WHO: WillaKenize Estate
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: Willamette Valley, Oregon
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $25

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