Ken Wright Cellars Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002
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.
Floral and spice focused. Seamless palate weight with red and blue fruits, including anise, cola, raspberry and black cherry.
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"Strikes a wonderful balance between generous cherry, strawberry and guava fruit against spice and mineral flavors that mingle effortlessly on the long, generous, lively finish. Has a great future. Better than previously reviewed."
"Good medium red. Highly nuanced, perfumed nose combines raspberry, rose petal, licorice, tree bark, bitter chocolate and smoky oak. Sappy, chewy and dense but still a bit youthfully backward in the middle. Impressively tactile wine, with a distinctly saline aspect and a restrained sweetness. Best today on the back end, which is ripely tannic, subtle and very long, throwing off notes of raspberry, minerals and Thai basil.
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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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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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