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2009 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Carter Vineyard Eola-Amity 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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2009 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Carter Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills

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

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Vivid ruby.  Cherry, blackberry, anise and mocha on the pungent nose.  Oak-spiced dark berry flavors pick up sweetness and a hint of anise with air and show very good depth.  Chewy and focused on the finish, with the dark berry quality clinging with good tenacity.  This drinks well now with some air, but I'd age it for at least another couple of years.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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