Ken Wright Cellars Savoya Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Blueberry, blackberry, clove and tea aromatics. Lush palate presence. Complex flavors that mirror the nose and a forward mouthfeel with less acidity than the volcanic sites.
"It’s herbal, spicy, slightly animal and scented with rosemary. As with so many of these ’05 Ken Wright Pinots, it is beautifully balanced and elegant, and this, more than any other, could pass for premier cru Burgundy. "
"The 2005 Pinot Noir Savoya Vineyard is the first vineyard Ken Wright purchased and developed from scratch in 1998. It offers a fragrant perfume, a plush palate, and a lighter, more elegant style than its peers. There is bracing acidity to provide uplift, excellent balance, and ample ripe, sweet fruit. Drink this stylish Pinot over the next 8-10 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep red. Blackberry and raspberry preserve aromas, with a bright overlay of cinnamon and mace. Deeper blackberry and cassis flavors are gently supported by soft tannins and sweetened by seductive baking spices. Finishes juicy and long, with a sexy echo of baking spices."
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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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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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