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.
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The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of our traditional vineyards. Though not at the same level of complexity as the vineyard designates, this blend is extremely enjoyable, lush and full of pure, Pinot fruit. It is also a terrific value. The blend consists of fruit from Abbott Claim, Canary... more
Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir is fruit focused, with a modest structure, light tannins and bright acidity. Red and blue fruits, such as blueberry and cherry shine through. more
Fruit focused with moderate tannins and acidity. Displays flavors and aromas of blue fruits, including plum, blueberry, and black cherry.
Artwork shows typical profile of this basalt filled site. more
Floral and spiced focused. Very forward and attractive in its youth with aromas and flavors of chocolate, cola, raspberry, and black cherry.
Artwork shows punching down the fermentation cap. more
Floral and spice focused. The highest natural tannins of all our sedimentary sites with briary, tobacco, and fresh-turned Earth qualities.
Artwork shows our public barrel tasting. more
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... more
Floral and spiced focused with a darker fruit profile than our other sedimentary sites. Lush in the mouth. Displays flavors of cassis, clove, anise and plum.
The artwork depicts the harvest. more
Fruit focused and the least tannic of the line-up. Textured and elegant with red fruit, including strawberry, light raspberry, and cherry.
Artwork depicts the critical step of fruit sorting. more
Fruit focused. Most natural tannins and acidity of all our sites. Dark profile of blue and black fruit, including black currant and cassis.
Artwork honoring the perfect marriage of food and wine. more
Floral and spice focused. Seamless palate weight with red and blue fruits, including anise, cola, raspberry and black cherry.
Artwork shows the practice of shoot-positioning. more