Expression 44° 2006 Pinot Noir Willakia Vineyard 2-Pack

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2006 Expression 44 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Willakia Vineyard 750ml 2-Pack

A ripe and pure nose of violet-tinged currant and blackberry with full and relatively concentrated yet supple flavors of red and blueberry fruit, earth, briar, and spice.

  • 91 Points, Wine Spectator


  • Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Eola – Amity Hills
  • Vineyard: Willakia Vineyard
  • Cases Produced: 826

Following the perfect bloom time weather conditions, the warm weather characterizing the 2006 growing season at Willakia Vineyard resulted in optimal quality at harvest.  Winemaking began with gentle destemming, after which the whole berry fruit underwent a prolonged cold soak, followed by gentle fermentation in small batches.  The resulting wine lots demonstrated diverse personalities based on vineyard site soil and topographic characteristics together with clonal diversity; these qualities were then enhanced by 11 months of barrel aging in French oak barrels, one half new.  Reductive winemaking techniques optimally preserved the finesse-oriented subtleties inherent in these wines.  The final blend represents a lot selection of the finest wines of the vintage which were then artfully combined to highlight the elegant aromatics, sap and youthful power characteristic of this site.


Winery Details

Expression Wines

Bill Hill, Dick Wollack
McMinnville, Oregon
Expression Wines - Pinot with Latitude
Pinot Noir is notoriously fickle, but can be brilliant when grown in the right terroir.  Expression Wines represent a commitment to producing the finest Pinot Noir from the best sub-appellations on the West Coast.
Our vineyards at different latitudes represent different ‘Expressions’ of great Pinot Noir and our winemaker, Richard Sowalsky, is dedicated to crafting only the best wines from each region.  Our winegrowing regions include the Santa Rita Hills (34°), the Sonoma Coast (38°), the Anderson Valley (39°), and the Eola-Amity Hills (44°) of Willamette Valley, Oregon. 
Our goal is to showcase both the ‘Grand-Cru’ vineyards and the terroir of each sub-appellation.  Each vintage, we will be bringing to you our finest blends from each latitude as well as small single vineyard designate lots that represent the best of what our vineyards can deliver!



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