Ken Wright Cellars Bryce Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
The Bryce Vineyard Pinot is floral and spice focused. Dark brambly fruit with black cherry, cracked pepper, and earthy based notes.
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. Ken Wright Cellars produces a single vineyard Pinot Noir from 13 different vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley.
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The Bryce cuvées belong right at the top of Ken Wright’s expansive, coveted portfolio. This wine combines lush blueberry and black cherry fruit with hints of pepper and well balanced baking spices. The richness continues on through a lingering finish, which has the flavor density and detail of amaro.
Aromas of blueberries and pomegranate make for an alluring nose with good purity. The palate adds an earthy layer of cocoa-infused, woody flavors with ripe blue fruit. Drink now. Synthetic cork.
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.
The Chehalem Mountains is a northwest-southeast span of several distinct mountains, ridges and peaks in the northern part of the Willamette Valley. Of all of Willamette Valley's smaller AVAs, it is closest to the city of Portland. Its highest summit, Bald Peak at an elevation of 1,633 feet, serves to generate cooler air for the rest of the AVA and its hillside vineyards. The region covers 70,000 acres but only 1,600 acres are planted to vines; soils of the Chehalem Mountains are a mix of basalt, ocean sediment and loess.