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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vyd 2014 Product #30000 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vyd 2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vyd 2014

For 2012:  WE 97 points and Wine Of The Year/WS NR

A vineyard that I’ve underestimated in the past but that has given Ken some his most exciting wines over the past few vintages.  Ken owns and farms this marine sedimentary site with loving care.  It’s not far from Savoya and Shea, but it often packs in even more power and punch than its more famous neighbors.  And, it handles heat well – when I visited during the very hot, very dry, summer of 2015, the vines here were verdant, healthy, and showed absolutely no signs of heat or water stress.

The vineyard is planted to a mixture of Pommard and Dijon clone that push through about 30 inches of sedimentary soils before hitting mother rock of fractured sandstone and siltstone.  Both the clones and the soils incline Abbott Claim towards a distinctive spice and floral focus, and in 2014 it's showing lovely red fruit and floral notes on top with minerality underneath. Pretty, pretty, wine.

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bryce Vyd 2014 Product #30001 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bryce Vyd 2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Bryce Vyd 2014

For 2012:  WE 93 points/WS 89 points

Ok, I’m taking a flyer here as it’s just Ken’s second vintage for Bryce and I’ve never actually tasted the wine.  BUT I’m coming to believe that Ribbon Ridge could just be the most exciting AVA in the Willamette Valley and Ken seemed very optimistic about the 2014 when we chatted a few weeks ago.  The sedimentary Willakenzie soils give floral and spice accents to the red fruit common in Ribbon Ridge wines, and help provide extra lift and juicy freshness in warm vintages.  It’s fairly limited, so if you’re tempted, jump quickly here.

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Canary Hill Vyd 2014 Product #30002 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Canary Hill Vyd 2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Canary Hill Vyd 2014

For 2012:  WE 94 points/WS 91 points

One of only two wines Ken makes from volcanic sites, this is always distinctive for its notes of bright cherry, blue/black berry, and juicy acids – especially welcome in a warmer year like 2014.  It’s a blend of 30+ year-old Pommard and slightly younger Dijon clone growing on very shallow, porous, soils.  Lots of fruit with complicating accents of tobacco, herb, and more.

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2014 Magnum (1.5l) Product #30080 (In Stock)

Ken’s signature wine and, arguably, Willamette Valley’s signature vineyard.  Wine Advocate has suggested that Shea is the Willamette Valley’s one potential “superstar” vineyard and Ken makes the benchmark wine from this famous site.  Ken uses fruit from three different blocks in the vineyard, two planted to Dijon 114 and one to Dijon 777 clones. Shea always gives black/red fruit - especially blueberry - but with more spice and earth than other Yamhill-Carlton wines.  Always a fine marriage of ripe fruit and juicy, fresh, texture, this usually wants a few years in cellar to show its best. Ken pretty much made the reputation of this vineyard, and it's always one of his most powerful, concentrated, wines. 

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