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2010 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard

  • 89 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 61392-2010-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    Like his other wines from this site, planted in 1989, that he leases long-term, Wright labels his 2010 Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard simply |Willamette Valley,| because officially it's in the Dundee Hills but shares the sedimentary soil of neighboring Yamhill Carlton rather than the defining red Jory (eroded volcanic) soil of the Dundee appellation. Tart-edged, juicy red raspberry is pungently wreathed in peat-like smoke; mouthwateringly tinged with salt; and invigoratingly imbued with the bitter crunch of berry seeds, all of which stand in contrast with a leathery streak that also runs all the way from nose to long tail. There is a juicy exuberance and a clarity of primary fruit here that I miss in many of the Pinots in the present collection, and which makes me confident predicting that this will at the very least be worth following for half a dozen years, during the course of which it will hopefully acquire more complexity.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Sleek and appealing, offering white pepper'accented dark berry and roasted meat flavors that glide through polished tannins to a long, transparent finish.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2012-2016
    Author: flwine
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Crimson in color. Low rim variation. Medium legs. Black currant (cassis), Strawberry Jam, Vanilla, Black Pepper. Medium bodied. Smooth texture. Medium finish.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2015
    Author: Jonasty
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, they 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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 18 bottles owned
  • 9 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 9 collectors)