- Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2013 Product #28905 (In Stock)
Yamhill-Carlton AVA on Sedimentary/Willakenzie soils. 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 Vineyard 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.
His notes on the 2013 suggest a typical, intense and dark-fruited, Shea: “Floral and spice focused. Blue fruit, blueberry, black currant with delicate anise and cola notes.”
"Supple, generous and expressive on an open frame that lets the flavors float, with a tinge of crisp tannins impinging slightly on the black cherry and Earl Grey tea flavors, which linger on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,273 cases made."Wine Spectator 92 points