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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Ken Wright Cellars Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Ken Wright Cellars Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108289)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $51.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rich blueberry and black cherry aromas with hints of tobacco and cedar. Flavors mirror the aromas with the addition of cola and chocolate. Very forward with minimal tannin or acidity. This is a warm site with shallow soils that is the first to ripen every year and enjoyable upon release.
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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.