February 11, 2013
Continuing with the theme from last week, we taste two more 2011 bottles from Ken Wright Cellars. This time, we taste wine from the McCrone and Guadalupe vineyards, which are both located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.
Who do you like to check in on every year to get a feeling for the vintage?
January 10, 2011
Ken Wright’s 2009 Pinot Noir line up was released not too long ago, and we picked up 3 half bottles to taste on the show. He’s a long standing, high quality producer, and we always like to check out his new wines every year. If you’re trying to explore the character of Oregon vineyards, his large single vineyard lineup is a great way to get some information and experience! We’ve both tasted older bottles that speak well of his wine’s aging potential. For this show, we tasted the 2009 Ken Wright Guadalupe, McCrone, and Shea.
What is your favorite Ken Wright bottle?
January 21, 2010
Ken Wright is one of Oregon’s stand out producers, and we both enjoy his wines from time to time. He’s been making great wine in the area for a long time, and has long focused on single vineyard bottles, which provide an interesting viewpoint into the area’s pinot noir. Dan also brought back a bottle from his Christmas trip to share with Chas as a mystery pour.
How do you drink your wine?
October 25, 2009
We were having a good time drinking some good wine the other night, and decided to do a show to share our thoughts with you guys. Grant Shaffer joins us as our second guest! It could’ve been an OR (2003 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Louise, 1997 Ken Wright Guadalupe )vs. Burgundy (2002 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jesus , 1999 Philippe Roty Marsannay Quartiers ) showdown, but the wines are so different that a comparison like that would sell them all short. No, they’re not cheap, and they’re not terribly available, but they’re totally interesting, and we hope you enjoy the show.
Do you like the new Ken Wright bottle art, or the old bottle art best?