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Belmont Wine Exchange USD 45.00 750ml

Ken Wright Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2002

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A particularly warm and beautiful growing season produced fruit with the highest sugar concentrations we had experienced to date. The '02 vintage has the potential to be on par with 1990, our favorite. Across the board the wines are rich, balanced and detailed. These are big wines for the variety but are not overblown.

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Ken Wright Cellars:
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, we see Pinot noir as a vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and texture of the loc... Read more
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, we see Pinot noir as a 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. Read less

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
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0.00 5
08/08/2007

Deep ruby/ purple, very clear with little or no legs. Nose of berry, earth, chocolate, and some minerality. Opened at dinner @ Auriga, and am at home now with last half of bottle. Acidity has calmed down from three hours ago, softening nicely to allow the fruti to show more. Soft medium weight mouthfeel with a must fruit quality that draws me back. Wow the finish is going on for a good 20 seconds or more. The chocolate notes on the nose show mixed with a damp earth note on the finish. Neat wine, hope to try more of Ken's soon. [NR]


Snooth User: schellbe
247770225
3.00 5
12/15/2009

Rich plum-like nose. A little oak melded in. Sweet flavors with mustiness in nose. With time, reveals fresh hay and cherry. Gets better with time, but maybe a litlle alcoholic. Not as smooth as the Amisfield PN 04 or the Dom Chandon les Collines 05, tasted at the same time.


Snooth User: monty1
32797136
4.00 5
10/17/2007

Drank Oct 2007. Five years after vintage, this wine was at peak maturity. Fruit forward, displaying all the characteristics of both the varietal and the terrior.


Snooth User: gmac
10091325
4.00 5
11/25/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ken Wright Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
06/15/2010

A red fruit-dominated beauty, the 2002 Pinot Noir Carter Vineyard is medium-bodied, juicy, has outstanding depth of fruit, excellent balance, and a long sweet finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2002 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Nysa Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
06/15/2010

Medium-bodied and silky-textured, the 2002 Pinot Noir Elton Vineyard sports a spicy red berry-scented nose. Its flavor profile is dominated by red cherries, yet notes of currants come to the fore in the finish. Less plush than other Ken Wright offerings, it is well-focused, delineated, and reveals copious quantities of tannin in its long finish.



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A particularly warm and beautiful growing season produced fruit with the highest sugar concentrations we had experienced to date. The '02 vintage has the potential to be on par with 1990, our favorite. Across the board the wines are rich, balanced and detailed. These are big wines for the variety but are not overblown.

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