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Community Tasting Notes (35) Avg Score: 89.4 points

  • Certainly not my favorite 2007 Wright. Lighterweight than I expected, even for a 2007 (most 2007s I have opened have taken on weight and filled out over the past few years. This one has not.) Nice perfumed nose with dried cherry, strawberry, anise, spice and a touch of earth. However, the fruit is not as dark or rich as I have come to expect from Shea vineyard wines, and also has a thin texture, not much depth and a short finish. Overall rather disappointing - even for a wine from what the critics say was a poor vintage.

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  • Deep and delicate. Drinking beautifully now. Lovely nose of strawberries and cherry and dirt. A nice pulling on the palate. Kept me wanting more. Wish I had another bottle or two. Very good domestic Pinot.

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  • Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting (Kevin's House): Nose: Dark red fruits (ripe Bing cherry and later cranberry) with a dusty quality. Great nose. Palate: Good acidity (typical of '07' OR wines) w/ the Bing cherry and velvety, dusty tannins showing. Finish is medium to long. After air time in bottle and glass this wine transformed several times with floral aromas trading off with the dusty red fruits. Really solid Ken Wright offering that is in the zone right now, but certainly can go for another year or so. My sense is it is at peak now and should maintain peak over the next year.

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  • Mostly French Micro-Offline (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Dark red color. PNP, drank 2+ glasses over 2+ hours. I'm surprised to see no one has posted on this wine in almost a year. This wine is really shining right now. The nose is wonderful with a lovely floral perfume, cherries, raspberry, subtle earth, cinnamon, and fine spices. The palate is medium bodied, very elegant with velvety, dusty tannins, nice red fruits, cherry and berries, spice, and a long finish. Impeccably balanced and showing the beauty of the vintage. Very pretty.

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  • Nice nose of strawberry rhubarb and savory elements - mushroom, herbs. Taste is a bit sharp. Strong tart cranberry and cherries and sour jolly ranchers.creamy texture. Seems like it should taste more rounded, but it stays on a few notes.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District) Subscribe to see review text.

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