February 4, 2013
We always like to check in on the new releases from Ken Wright. He’s been making Oregon Pinot Noir for many years, and with his range of single vineyard bottles, it’s always a great way to check in on the latest vintage. This year, we ended up with 4 bottles, and decided to break the tasting into two shows. This week, we taste the Shea Vineyard and the Canary Hill Vineyard.
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It’s been far too long since we’ve done a blind show. We realized that we had three similarly priced bottles Oregon Pinot Noir on hand for shows, and thought that they’d be fun to do blind. All three AVA’s are represented, and the wines are all from respected producers and vineyards. I’m sure plenty of viewers have tasted these wines, so we’d like to hear your thoughts on them in the comments. We taste the 2009 Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, the 2009 Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the 2009 Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir.
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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.
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