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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Ken Wright Cellars Mccrone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Ken Wright Cellars Mccrone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108285)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $49.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 McCrone shows the typicity of the marine based soils of the Willamette Valley region. Bramble fruits in the nose, particularly black raspberry, and leather, anise, fresh turned earth and blueberry on the palate. 2008 as a vintage has excellent natural acidity and structure.
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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.