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Ken Wright 'Canary Hill' Pinot Noir 2013
"Shallow volcanic soil, 1 to 3 feet in depth: Jory and Nekia, both are formed from igneous rock and have a reddish-brown tint. Grapes are hand-harvested, cold macerated for five days, fermented for two weeks and aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. Fruit Focused. Modest structure, light tannins and bright acidity. Red and blue fruit - juicy red plum, pie cherry, and marionberry. Artwork shows Dick and Nancy Daniel (original owners)  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #17238
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"Shallow volcanic soil, 1 to 3 feet in depth: Jory and Nekia, both are formed from igneous rock and have a reddish-brown tint. Grapes are hand-harvested, cold macerated for five days, fermented for two weeks and aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. Fruit Focused. Modest structure, light tannins and bright acidity. Red and blue fruit - juicy red plum, pie cherry, and marionberry. Artwork shows Dick and Nancy Daniel (original owners) planting the vineyard in 1983."
Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is considered by many the finest red wine grape in the world. Pinot Noir is the grape for France’s famous Burgundies; Pinot has the ability to allow the “terroir” (the unique, site-specific combination of soil, climate and other factors) to show in the wines, and that is the mist important goal in Burgundy. Pinot Noir is also important in the USA, and it’s planted widely in California and Oregon. Pinots can be made into wines of delicacy, with expressive aromatics or full-bodied, richly-fruited examples. Though sometimes difficult to grow, Pinot Noir is truly a winemaker’s grape.


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. " ~ Winery notes
About Ken Wright
Ken Wright Cellars was founded in 1993 and its first vintage was produced in 1994. Prior to creating Ken Wright Cellars, Ken founded Panther Creek Winery in 1986 and made wines there from 1986 through 1994. In 1993, Panther creek was purchased by Ron and Linda Kaplan, the current owners.

Ken Wright Cellars' first building was an old brick building, a former glove factory, which the winery shared with Domaine Serene Winery. The 1993 through 1996 vintages of Domaine Serene wines were made by Ken Wright Cellars for Domaine Serene.

Located in rural Carlton, Oregon, 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, the people at Ken Wright cellars believe Pinot noir best expresses the character of these sites. Rather than stamping wine with a varietal trademark, they see Pinot noir as a vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and texture of the location in which it is grown.
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