Ken Wright "Bonnie Jean Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2013 (Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Ken Wright "Bonnie Jean Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2013
(Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon)


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Floral & spice focused. Juicy and plush with dried blueberry, black cherry, marionberry and hints of warm spices - nutmeg & cardamom

Soil: Wellsdale / 400-450 elevation S-SE inclination

The 2013 Vintage:
2013 had one of the earliest starts that I can recall. Development during the spring was boosted by a 10 day stretch of weather between May 2nd and May 11th that had an average high temperature of 78.2 degrees F. A real example of our incredible early development was borne out by a single vine in Abbott Claim vineyard. Mark Gould has been tracking the shoot growth by date for this vine for a number of years. On May 18th of 2011, the shoot growth (measured on a piece of vertical lath) was 4 inches. In 2012, the exact same shoot position on the same vine, on the same date, was 12 inches. In 2013, the exact same shoot position on the same vine, on the same date, was 22 inches! Wow! We were way ahead in development compared to a normal growing season and we remained ahead for the remainder of the year.
Come September, the weather became less stable and we experienced several systems that came through the region. Fortunately, we have the ability to remove rainfall so the diluting effects of any precipitation were easily corrected. Mother Nature did not rain on our parade.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Light-footed, broad and generous, with plum and red currant flavors, floating serenely and harmoniously into a deft finish. Has presence and a sense of reserve. Drink now through 2021. 479 cases made." – HS (Feb 29, 2016)