Ken Wright Cellars
Pinot Noir 2014
Willamette Valley, OR, $54.99
Bonnie Jean: “The 2014 Pinot Noir Bonnie Jean Vineyard, from vines on a former cherry orchard planted in 2006 and 2012, has a pleasant, chocolate-tinged bouquet with fine definition, the fruit here a little darker than some of Ken Wright's other 2014 vineyard offerings. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and soy tinged fruit, fine tannins, nicely composed with commendable persistence on the tart finish. It will drink well for 12-15 years. 90.” Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 225.
Latchkey Vineyard: “The 2014 Pinot Noir Latchkey Vineyard has a perfumed, strawberry preserve and iodine scented bouquet that offers plenty of fruit, if not quite the delineation of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, dark berries mixed with cranberry and brown spice notes, a little short on the sappy finish, but there is decent freshness here. Enjoy this over the next decade. 88.” Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 225.
Guadalupe Vineyeard: “Planted in 1989, the 2014 Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard has an elegant and pure bouquet with wild strawberry and raspberry coulis, nuanced pine cone scents developing with aeration, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, dark berry fruit mixed with brown spices and a touch of sea-salt with a satisfying, long finish. This is one of Ken Wright's best 2014s. 91.” Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 225.