Ken Wright Cellars, Yamhill-Carlton, Bonnie Jean Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2016
in original carton
Floral and spice focused. Juicy and plush with dried blueberry, black cherry, marionberry and hints of warm spices, including nutmeg and cardamom. Ken Wright Cellars is devoted to showcasing the inherent quality of selected vineyard sites. With a clarity and breadth that is unequaled by other varieties, we believe Pinot noir best expresses the character of these sites. Rather than stamping wine with a varietal trademark, Pinot noir is the ultimate vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and texture of the location in which it is grown. Ken Wright Cellars produces a single vineyard Pinot Noir from 13 different vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley.
93 points Wine Enthusiast
Elegant and aromatic, this is loaded with juicy raspberry and citrus highlights, notably Meyer lemon. There’s a seam of tangerine, and the red fruits run into plum and Bing cherry, finishing with a wisp of chocolate.
91 points Wine Spectator
Poised and structured, with precise cherry and cranberry flavors, accented by green tea and orange peel notes, building tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.