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Ken Wright 'Shea' Pinot Noir 2016

Member Review by Karine05:

This was a fabulous wine! Medium-bodied with red fruit - red currant, cranberry, cherry - and an earthiness on the nose. Initially, there was a fair amount of tannin, but as it opened up, it became smooth and just got better and better.

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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: Karine05
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/31/2009

This was a fabulous wine! Medium-bodied with red fruit - red currant, cranberry, cherry - and an earthiness on the nose. Initially, there was a fair amount of tannin, but as it opened up, it became smooth and just got better and better.


Snooth User: WinedownMi
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/23/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: ScaperQAF
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1998 02/05/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Ken Wright 'Shea' Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2010 11/11/2011

Bergamot, Indian spice, rose petal, kirsch cherry and iodine kick off this terroir-driven nose. Still extremely young and taut, Ken Wrights Pinot from Shea Vineyard is packed to the brim. On the palate, the primary fruit of red and black cherry gain... Devon Magee. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2010 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 11/10/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2010 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 07/31/2010

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 10 ($55) Deep red. Intensely perfumed, sexy scents of black raspberry, Asian spices and potpourri, with a hint of licorice that gains strength with air. Broad and sappy on the palate, offering swee... Stephen Tanzer. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 375ml


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Vintage: 2007 12/13/2008

"Wait 'til the grapes taste good. Don't make sour wine, Papa." These are profound words from a six-year-old in a challenging harvest. But fortunately for us, Ken Wright heeded the advice of his daughter, Josie, and we were rewarded with a pretty exceptional range of wins in 2007 nonetheless. Perhaps the best known of Ken Wright's vineyard sources, the famous Shea Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton District produces some of the most legendary pinot noir fruit in Oregon, vintage after vintage. This is easily attributable to the careful attention paid to the vines, the site's slight elevation and well-drained sedimentary soils. And, for as good as these wines are, they're still reasonably priced. Which means our limited supplies will disappear quickly, so don't dawdle.


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Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

One of Oregon Pinot Noir specialist Ken Wrightrsquo;s new releases, this has a purity of flavors and a graceful balance that are totally disarming. A seductive wine, its pretty raspberry, black cherry and floral aromas and flavors linger enticingly on the open-textured finish. best from 2001 through 2008.


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Vintage: 2006 01/03/2012

Bright ruby. Highly fragrant aromas of black raspberry, sassafras and potpourri, with a hint of musky herbs. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering deep candied red and dark berry flavors, zesty minerality and slow-mounting spiciness. Open-knit and fruit-driven but very fresh, finishing with excellent cling, subtle earthiness and persistent sweetness.


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Vintage: 2005 01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2005 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 750ml


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