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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Ken Wright Cellars Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Ken Wright Cellars Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 102983)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $63.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Located at the southern end of the Eola Hills and faces southeast. The vines were planted in 1982 and 1983. They are vertically trellised and are of the Pommard clone. Elevation is 450' to 550'. The soil is a mix of Jory and Nekia. Both are formed from igneous rock and have a reddish-brown tint. This site, however, has less depth than similar soils in the Dundee Hills. Wine from this vineyard is typically very forward, with aromas of black cherry and cola. Approximately 625 cases are produced.
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About Ken Wright Cellars:

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 texture of the location in which it is grown.

We also have a place in our hearts for the limited production of two white wines, Chardonnay from Celilo Vineyard near White Salmon, Washington, and Pinot Blanc from Freedom Hill Vineyard and Meredith Mitchell Vineyard.