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Community Tasting Notes (32) Avg Score: 91.1 points

  • Clear dark ruby with a nearly black core. Spicy, rich nose. Delicious red current flavors, long finish. At the very tail of the finish you pick up a hint of tannic bitterness which I actually liked: a masculine style of pinot noir.

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  • This is tasting fabulous with flavors of tart cherry, red fruit, earth, spice and a little mineral. It's bright and well balanced with rich layers and a long slightly spicy finish. This is a very tasty version of the 2008 vintage in Oregon and Ken Wright's wines. This is ready to drink now.

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  • Drank over five hours. Initial aroma upon opening was wonderful. A little oaky and earthy. The nose closed down until hour five. Sour cherries, ripe strawberries and a liitle spice on the palate. Finish is nice but a little too acidic. I've waited this long to drink these, I think I will wait another year at least to drink the rest.

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  • Definitely fleshing out with some age; plum, sour cherry, spice box; silky with a great mouth feel; definitely has something that grabs your attention but hard to put my finger on what it is, perhaps great balance.

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  • When I last tasted this wine 8 months ago, it could have been an off bottle, except for the nose. Or, more logically, it was closed and has now transformed into a more intense wine in the mouth. The aromas are again complex with conspicuous cherry, red raspberry, floral perfume, forest floor, spices and cigar box from the oak. Flavors of cherry, red raspberry, forest floor, spice. Big, rich and intense fruit. Nice balance and structure. The finish is now longer and fruit driven.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2010, IWC Issue #151, (See more on Vinous...)

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

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  • By David Vogels, CWP
    September 15, 2010, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard) Plum-garnet color. The aromatic nose sends up notes of wild strawberry, sour cherry, raspberry, allspice, and dusty mineral. The moderately textured palate is also highlighted by red fruit, backed by noticeable acidity and grainy tannins. On the finish, the wine becomes more complex, with hints of espresso and green herb.
    Winery Spotlight: Ken Wright Cellars

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