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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108282)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 harvest was bountiful to say the least. Even after significant thinning the remaining clusters were the largest we have experienced in Oregon in 25 years. In 2009, the harvest of each vineyard designated Pinot was refined by cluster size. To quote Ken, "in order to ensure that the vineyard designated wines maintain their intensity, specific blocks or clones were set aside. The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of these larger clustered blocks. Though not at the same level of complexity as the vineyard designates, this blend is extremely enjoyable, lush and full of pure, Pinot fruit.
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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.