Everyone knows Ken Wright’s highly regarded Pinot noirs. made at his winery, Ken Wright Cellars. Ken also makes Pinot noir for several wineries under their winery names.
Angela Pinot noir 07 $51.95/$46.76 : Angela is a single Pinot Noir produced by Ken Wright for the owners of Clawson Creek Vineyard, in the Yamhill-Carlton appellation of the Willamette Valley. The Beck and Rosenstein families own the vineyard and winery. Antony Beck is part of the family that owns Graham Beck Wines of South Africa and he oversees the family’s thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Kentucky. His wife, Angela Beck, is an entrepreneur herself, owner of a designer table linens and accessory company called Pomegranate, Inc.. Robert Rosenstein is a wine and spirits retailer, also located in Kentucky, and his wife, Dr. Kim Clawson Rosenstein is a practitioner of integrative medicine.
“Medium ruby in color, the bouquet is initially a bit restrained but soon opens up with a forward note ofterroir and minerals over perfectly ripe black raspberry and blueberry aromas, along with a subtle hit of oak spice. Plush and forward, it shows surprising richness on the palate entry, but regains its balance deftly. Soft and rich dark berry flavors are tinted with colas and tea notes. This is a bolder style of Pinot with a long and lush finish.” Michael Sorg, Voices of Wine