Ken Wright Pinot Noir Latchkey Vineyard, 375ml 2017, Dundee Hills, 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, Pinot Noir best expresses the character of these sites. Rather than stamping wine with a varietal trademark, Pinot Noir is the ultimate vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and texture of the location in which it is grown. Ken Wright Cellars produces a single vineyard Pinot Noir from 13 different vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Minimal handling of wine is essential to preserve what it is: a gift of nature. At Ken Wright Cellars, they believe in small batch fermentation. Each vineyard, further separated by clones, is hand sorted, fermented in small 1 1/4 ton open vat fermenters until dryness, then pressed and aged separately. The wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels for about 1 year. Each single vineyard designated Pinot noir is made with the same approach so the consumer can truly taste the place in which it was grown.

$29.99