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Ken Wright Cellars

2019 ¡Salud! Cuvée Pinot Noir

Four 12-Bottle Cases  |  Sold By The Case  |  $800 Starting Bid

 Lot 1 & 2 Open Monday, November 9 at 8 am PST
Lot 1 Closes Wednesday, November 11 at 7 pm PST | Lot 2 Closes Wednesday, November 11 at 8 pm PST

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Vintage Notes: 

In this competitive world quality is requisite. 2019 is a defining vintage for Oregon. Though we had several weather systems come in early September, we now have incredibly beautiful wine in our house. Patience was key as true ripeness only happens with mother nature’s blessing. Our 24 sorters removed everything harmful. Yes, we lost a significant volume of fruit but with the effort of our sorting line we were able to “PERFECT” the fruit we received. 

Our 2019 wine is ridiculously dark in color and concentrated in flavor and aroma. The wine shows great purity. This is a great vintage for us that reminds me of 1991. That vintage, without question, was the best of the 90’s. Great balance, perfume and longevity. 2019 will be one of Oregon’s signature vintages.

Vineyard:

Bryce Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge AVA

Aging:

Wine is made from a select block of Bryce Vineyard. Hand-picked and hand-sorted by two dozen workers. Fermentation included a 5-day cold soak with dry ice, which Ken Wright Cellars was the first to do in Oregon in 1994. 15% whole cluster. This wine is free-run early, no press wine was included. 10 months in French Oak barrels from the Vosges and Troncais forests.

Winemaking:

It is the nature of human beings to tinker with things. While this is generally a good trait, certain things in the world are better left alone. Minimal handling of wine is essential to preserve what it is: a gift of nature. At Ken Wright Cellars we 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 one 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.

Release Date:

November 2020

Visit Us At:

www.kenwrightcellars.com

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