Ken Wright Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2009Product #24007
Color/Type Red Country/State USA: Oregon Email Wines Q1 2011 (Jan-march) Price $10 - $30 Price $30 - $50 Producer Ken Wright Region Willamette Valley Varietal Pinot Noir Vintage 2009
The relatively large crop in the warm 2009 vintage gave Ken Wright the opportunity to create a classic Oregon Pinot Noir that’s more approachable (and delicious!) young than are his benchmark single-vineyard wines. This is the first time since 1997 that Ken has bottled a Willamette Valley cuvee and the first time ever he’s blended a wine from his top single-vineyard sites. It’s a blend of barrels from nine different vineyards, each selected for its open texture and soft, easy-going, tannins.
While you can certainly enjoy this as a sipping wine, it will really sing with a simple roasted or grilled chicken, lighter pork dishes, and salmon. Of course, at this price you can even pop a bottle to pair with delivery pizza if you want!
"Light and satiny, with modest tannins around a delicate core of cherry, raspberry and coffee flavors, fleshing out more on the long finish. Drink now through 2017."Wine Spectator 90 points