Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
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Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley - 2021

Item # 25726 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$359.52 $323.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

An entry into the world of iconic Oregon producer Ken Wright. Lush and pure fruit is this winemaker's hallmark and this blend of single vineyards delivers in spades. Its food-friendly acidity demands a partnering with coq au vin or with wild mushrooms, lightly sautéed.

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Staff Pick Notes

While the wine industry in Oregon is relatively young, world-class wines, especially Pinot Noirs, have been produced in this cool-climate region for years. The heart of the Oregon wine industry lies in the Willamette Valley, which has a similar latitude and climate to Burgundy. Ken Wright Cellars produces a Pinot Noir from 13 different vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Pioneer of single-vineyard bottlings in Willamette Valley, this producer is synonymous with exceptional quality. This one is a juicy, leathery Pinot with a hint of pink peppercorn and a long lingering finish.

- DK

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir,...

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Willamette Valley

Perhaps the most familiar wine producing region in Oregon, the Willamette Valley is actually a group of distinct AVA's (American Viticultural Areas). This varied area is home to approximately two thirds of Oregon's wineries. Bounded roughly by the cities of Portland in the north and Eugene in the south, the near-idyllic wine growing region is cradled between the Cascade Mountain Range on its east...

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The largest wine region in Oregon is the Willamette Valley, lying between the cities of Portland and Eugene and home to most of Oregon’s wineries. As it does not have one homogeneous climate, it has been broken up into several different AVAs. In the best of them, the perfect amounts of wind, rain, sun exposure, and altitude combine to give Pinot Noir the warm days and cool nights it needs in...

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