Ken Wright Yamhill-Carlton AVA 2020

$44.99

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Alcohol: 12.8%

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Localization: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Tasting Notes: The flavors bring together blueberry fruit, clove spices, moderating acidity and a textural mouthfeel highlighted with refreshing wet rock minerality.

The Domain: The vineyards of the Yamhill-Carlton District were planted mostly in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The primary soil of this area is called Willakenzie, named after the Willamette and McKenzie rivers. It is a sedimentary soil with a sandstone base rock. The sand content is quite high and the soil therefore very well drained. The sites are generally on the lower slopes of a volcanic ridge. Wines of the area possess aromas of red and blue fruits, with added elements of cocoa, leather, anise, clove and fresh-turned earth. Acidity levels are generally lower than other regions, prompting these wines to be lush and agreeable in their youth.