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2008 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard Dundee Hills
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About Ken Wright Cellars

In the historic part of Carlton, there is a newcomer, who started making wine here in 1994. A transplant from Kentucky, Ken Wright is a leading proponent of vineyard-designated wines, and has come to be known for sweet, user-friendly Pinot Noirs from nearly a dozen of Oregon’s best sites.

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2008 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard Dundee Hills

Producer: Ken Wright Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

($55) Bright medium red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, potpourri, Asian spices and anise. Silky, pure and elegant, with a pliant texture to its complex red berry, floral and spicecake flavors. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and lingering sweetness. Showing really well today. Wright owns this vineyard, which was planted in 2000 to the Pommard clone and Dijon clones 777 and 115. He says that it's usually the most floral of his wines because of the sedimentary soils.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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