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Ken Wright "Shea Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WS 91]
Ken Wright "Shea Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WS 91]


 
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Winery: Ken Wright
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 1.5L

Product Code: KENWRIGHTPINOTSHEA13-M-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Tasting Notes:
Floral & Spice Focused. Blue & red fruits of blueberry and raspberry with delicate anise and cola notes. Opulent texture and a luscious mouth feel.

The 2013 Vintage:
2013 had one of the earliest starts that I can recall. Development during the spring was boosted by a 10 day stretch of weather between May 2nd and May 11th that had an average high temperature of 78.2 degrees F. A real example of our incredible early development was borne out by a single vine in Abbott Claim vineyard. Mark Gould has been tracking the shoot growth by date for this vine for a number of years. On May 18th of 2011, the shoot growth (measured on a piece of vertical lath) was 4 inches. In 2012, the exact same shoot position on the same vine, on the same date, was 12 inches. In 2013, the exact same shoot position on the same vine, on the same date, was 22 inches! Wow! We were way ahead in development compared to a normal growing season and we remained ahead for the remainder of the year.
Come September, the weather became less stable and we experienced several systems that came through the region. Fortunately, we have the ability to remove rainfall so the diluting effects of any precipitation were easily corrected. Mother Nature did not rain on our parade.

Yamhill-Carlton AVA
Soil: Sedimentary-Willakenzie
450-600 elevation S inclination

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Supple, expressive and generous, with ripe currant, blueberry and coffee flavors on a lovely open transparency, coming together harmoniously on the long and refined finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,062 cases made." – HS (Feb 29, 2016)

89 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Brilliant red. High-pitched aromas of red berries, flowers, and peppery spices are complemented by a hint of smokiness. Tangy and precise on the palate, offering bitter cherry and strawberry flavors that unwind slowly with aeration. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, which lingers with good tenacity and echoing spiciness." - Josh Raynolds (Oct 2015)

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