Ken Wright Cellars Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $46.99
Item No. 55087
  • WS90
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

A small 5-acre vineyard located just 1 mile from Canary Hill in the Eola Hills. Carter Vineyard is lower on the hillside yet has a leaner and less fertile soil. It is mainly Nekia soil, which is formed from weathered basic rock. It lies at an elevation of 325 and was planted in 1983. This bottling is exclusively comprised of the Wadenswil clone. The wine is firmer than Canary Hill in its youth but evolves beautifully after a few years in bottle to show black fruits and fresh, healthy earth scents.

"Medium red. Reticent red fruit and floral aromas, complicated by a hint of apricot. Juicy, sharply defined cherry and raspberry flavors offer excellent intensity and inner-mouth perfume. Very firm, nicely balanced, youthful wine, finishing with firm tannins and very good grip. Offers a clarity of flavor and intensity of fruit I rarely find in Oregon pinot."
-International Wine Cellar

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Located in rural Carlton, Oregon, Ken Wright Cellars is devoted to showcasing the inherent quality of selected vineyard sites. With a clarity and breadth that is unequaled by other varieties, we believe Pinot noir best expresses the character of these sites. Rather than stamping wine with a varietal trademark, Pinot noir is the ultimate vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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