Wine Region: Oregon - USA
Tasting notes: Terrific acidity and a great deal of minerality, derived from being planted directly into pulverized basalt. Nose and palate share apple and pear with hints of banana. The wine is beautifully balanced and changes dramatically over the course of a meal.
About the winery:
Over 40 years of winemaking has taught Ken a simple truth: source is everything. Located in rural Carlton, Oregon, Ken Wright Cellars is devoted to producing wine that showcases world-class vineyard sites' inherent quality. In 1986, with family, belongings and 10 barrels in tow, Ken moved to McMinnville and started Panther Creek Cellars. His concept of focusing on vineyard-designate bottling began during those years at Panther Creek, and this was cemented as a core philosophy in 1994 when Ken Wright Cellars was founded. Ken Wright Cellars now produces a single vineyard Pinot Noir from 13 different vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley.