Emery Reviews

2008 VINTAGE


WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2008 Review from ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE
91 POINTS
October 2011
“The 2008 Pinot Noir Emery spent 15 months in 60% new French oak. It displays more herbal notes and darker fruit. In the glass it sports a velvety texture with underlying structure that suggests another 2-3 years of cellaring will be beneficial.  Drink it from 2013 to 2020+. ”   – Jay Miller

 

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2008 Review by STEPHEN TANZER’S INT’L WINE CELLAR
90+ POINTS
July/August 2011
“Vivid ruby-red. Aromas of cherry and dark berries, with complicating cola and violet nuances and a hint of toasty oak. Dense and fresh, with tangy acidity giving spine to the sappy flavors of blackberry and bitter cherry. Nicely plump on the finish, which features soft tannins and a late note of dark chocolate.” – Josh Raynolds



WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2008 Review by WINEREVIEWONLINE.COM
93 POINTS
July 12, 2011
“WillaKenzie bottles several vineyard designated Pinot Noir each year. For some wineries, vineyard designation is simply a marketing tool. Not for WillaKenzie. Their single vineyard wines are distinctive and unique. Slightly more power and concentration sets WillaKenzie’s Emery Vineyard bottling apart from their Aliette bottling (previously reviewed). Complementing the concentration are gamey nuances and an exotic wildness. Lovely now, it will unfold nicely over the next several years.” –Michael Apstein


 

2007 VINTAGE


WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2007 Review by STEPHEN TANZER’S INT’L WINE CELLAR
90 POINTS
July/August 2010
“Bright red. Aromas of candied red and dark berries complicated by dusty rose and violet. Juicy and taut on entry, then gains flesh and sweetness in the mid-palate, displaying sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a jolt of Asian spices. The brisk finish offers lingering dark berry sweetness and an echo of candied flowers. This is approachable now but has the freshness to be stashed away for a few more years.” – Joshua Raynolds

 

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2007 Review from the WINE SPECTATOR
91 POINTS
November 6, 2009
“Light and fragrant, with a pleasant waxy edge to the cherry and blackberry flavors, lingering on the refined, expressive finish.”  - Harvey Steinman

 




2006 VINTAGE



WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2006 Review in
February 1, 2010
“A fresh, pure and solidly complex nose blends together red and dark berry fruit elements plus hints of soil, briar and spices that also can be found on the delicious, supple and beautifully textured medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a mildly tangy, clean and linear finish that is not as complex as I would like to see but the underlying material appears to up to the task of delivering it in 3 to 5 years. My score reflects this optimism.” – Allen Meadows

 

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2006 Review from the WINE ADVOCATE
90 POINTS
October 2009
“Nearly purple in color, it offers up a slightly brooding bouquet of toast earth notes, black and blue fruits. Supple, smooth textured, and full-bodied, this is a ripe, pleasure-bent effort for drinking though 2016.” – Jay Miller

 

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2006 Review from WINEREVIEWONLINE.COM
92 POINTS
May 5, 2009
“This is a wine for Pinot Noir lovers, with all the subtle, evocative and mesmerizing qualities that a wonderful Pinot should exhibit. It has gorgeous red-gem colors (rubies, garnets), and a convoluted yet graceful pattern of flavors that range from black cherries, blueberries, balsamic, coffee and even a flash of spearmint on the finish. I strongly recommend letting this genie out of the bottle by decanting the wine 30 to 60 minutes before serving it.” – Marguerite Thomas

 




2005 VINTAGE


WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2005 Review from the WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER
90 POINTS
Dec 15,2008
“Broad, ripe and focused, this blasts its orange-scented black cherry flavors through a layer of crisp tannins to finish well. There’s plenty of power, but this should gain subtlety with time.” – H.S.

 

 




2004 VINTAGE


WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2004 Review by STEPHEN TANZER’S INT’L WINE CELLAR
90 POINTS
May/June 2007
“Ruby-red. Ripe cherry and cassis aromas are deep and expansive, with musky tobacco and roasted coffee notes adding complexity. Broad and chewy, with concentrated dark berry flavors, solid tannins and a suggestion of pomegranate molasses on the back. Finishes with impressively ripe cassis and kirsch notes and impressive length. A big boy.” – Joshua Raynolds

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2004 Review in the WINE ADVOCATE
90 POINTS
Oct. 2007
“The 2004 Pinot Noir “Emery” has a lovely perfume of pain grille, cherry, and black raspberry. Plush on the palate, it has better depth and enough structure for several years of evolution.”- Jay Miller

 


 

2003 VINTAGE

 

WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2003 Review in the WINE SPECTATOR
91 POINTS
July 31, 2006
“Lithe, silky and layered, with sweet plum and berry fruit over some subterranean smoky and meaty notes, finishing long and refined. Drink now through 2013.” – H.S.


 

2002 VINTAGE


WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Emery 2002 from WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE
91 POINTS
February 2005
“Willakenzie’s Emery vineyard is set on a hillside ranging from 580 to 720 feet. In ’02, it grew a wine that’s compressed and dense, with cool, smoky black cherry scents that take time to emerge. The fruit flavors are accented by a touch of soy and pine, and for all their density of texture,the wine avoids feeling rich; instead, it has a brisk, almost salty minerality. Pour with seared breast of duck.”

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