About Ken Wright 2021 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Ken Wright is a winemaking legend in the Willamette Valley. Ken Wright's accomplishments have been recognized over and over throughout the years. Ken Wright Cellars wine has received 111 scores of 90 and above in the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, and they continue to year after year. In 2014, Ken’s 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir was ranked the number one wine in the world, per Wine Enthusiast.
All of Ken's Pinot Noir vineyards are located in the Northern Willamette Valley. This wine is one he makes blending grapes from those single vineyards in this area, all certified organic. The yields were low, just under three tons per acre. It was another excellent vintage with dry conditions and expressive Pinot Noir fruit. Aged in both stainless steel and neutral French oak.
This 2021 shows a brilliant core of red and bramble fruits dances with hints of cedar, passionfruit, rose petal, and turned earth. The palate is balanced, with a plush texture and a vibrant, juicy finish. A true Ken Wright Pinot!