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?
Every year, we look forward to tasting some of the single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from Ken Wright Cellars. They’re always some of the first wines released, and it’s a great chance to see grapes from the same vintage and wine maker express themselves across a number of different vineyards. We always find a few that we like, and since these wines get pretty good distribution, most of you can probably find a bottle locally. This year, we taste the 2010 Pinot Noir from McCrone, Carter, and Canary Hill Vineyards.
Do you know of a vineyard that consistently expresses character?
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?