WillaKenzie Emery Pinot Noir 2011


SKU 02449


A masculine wine - full of dark fruit, licorice and warm baked caramel aromas. The entry carries hints of leather and smoke with a sense of earthiness. The 2011 Emery Pinot Noir is richly concentrated with a velvet mouthfeel. Its big structure has well-integrated tannins and a long finish leaving you wanting more. This wine will age well for 8-10 years.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand WillaKenzie
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorLight and sleek, with a tart edge to the red berry, currant and hibiscus flavors, coming together harmoniously against fine tannins on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2018. 800 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, December 15, 2014
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Pinot Noir Emery comes from a variety of clones and spends 14 months on French oak barrels. The nose here is very attractive with lifted floral red berry fruit, well defined and perfumed, with a Burgundian purity and allure. The palate is medium-bodied, with supple red berry fruit, smooth in the mouth with no rough edges and fine salinity toward the finish. Understated in style perhaps, yet thoughtfully crafted, this is one of the estate's best 2011s.

Neal Martin, March 2015