Ken Wright Cellars

Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.45 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.4

I bought six bottles after tasting out of barrel in 2008 - and still have two left after this one (along with one from McCrone Vyd). These wines continue to pleasantly surprise me with this much time in the cellar. I think it’s maybe nearing the end of its “post-prime” but still a really wonderful experience - the nose is expressive if a little earthy; the fruit character is rich cherry pie and very intense; the mouthfeel is silky and the finish loooooong. The dusty and oxidative notes are definitely beginning to peak their head out - if you like that kind of thing, then, WOW, given how much fruit is left. What a treat. Thanks, Ken.

I bought six bottles after tasting out of barrel in 2008 - and still have two left after this one (along with one from McCrone Vyd). These wines continue to pleasantly surprise me with this much time in the cellar. I think it’s maybe nearing the end of its “post-prime” but still a really wonderful experience - the nose is expressive if a little earthy; the fruit character is rich cherry pie and very intense; the mouthfeel is silky and the finish loooooong. The dusty and oxidative notes are definitely beginning to peak their head out - if you like that kind of thing, then, WOW, given how much fruit is left. What a treat. Thanks, Ken.

Apr 26th, 2020
Clayton Bahr

Found this out in market last week and couldn't resist the 7 years ago price. Oh my gosh did I make the right decision

Found this out in market last week and couldn't resist the 7 years ago price. Oh my gosh did I make the right decision

Sep 11th, 2016
James Hoak

Next level. Aged perfectly.

Next level. Aged perfectly.

Sep 6th, 2020
Gilbert Lara Jr

Gilbert had this 7 years ago

Gilbert had this 7 years ago

Dec 12th, 2013
Allen Mason

Allen had this 7 years ago

Allen had this 7 years ago

Sep 16th, 2013