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Ken Wright Cellars’ New Wine Spectator Ratings

 

Wine Spectator’s Insider just came out, featuring a line-up of Ken Wright 2010 Pinots. You’ll find them here. And it’s last call on one of the highest-scoring Pinots of the 2010 vintage, Bethel Heights Casteel Reserve Pinot noir 2010.

Wine Spectator 93 Points

Ken Wright Cellars
Yamhill-Carlton District Savoya Vineyard 2010

$49.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($54.95)
Focused, harmonious and distinctive, offering blackberry, anise seed and charred meat flavors, with delicate tannins complementing a finish of intensity and finesse. Best from 2015 through 2020. – H.S.

Wine Spectator 93 Points

Ken Wright Cellars
Yamhill-Carlton District Abbott Claim Vineyard 2010

$49.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($54.95)
A hint of green olive adds piquancy to the light, vivid raspberry and guava fruit, coming together with refinement and purity as the finish lingers deftly. Shows depth and transparency. Drink now through 2020. – H.S.

Wine Spectator 94 Points

Bethel Heights
Casteel Vineyard 2010

$53.95 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($59.95)
Smooth, round and expressive, light-footed but bursting with currant, blackberry and floral flavors, hinting at mint and wet stone as the finish lingers effortlessly against fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2020. 270 cases produced. – H.S.

Wine Spectator 92 Points

Ken Wright Cellars
Guadalupe Vineyard 2010

$49.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($54.95)
Sleek and appealing, offering white pepper-accented dark berry and roasted meat flavors that glide through polished tannins to a long, transparent finish. Drink now through 2018. – H.S.

Wine Spectator 92 Points

Ken Wright Cellars
Yamhill-Carlton District McCrone Vineyard 2010

$49.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($54.95)
Fresh, vibrant and deftly balanced, offering transparent cherry, raspberry and loam flavors, with refined tannins and lacy acidity. Comes together with remarkable harmony and length. Drink now through 2020. – H.S.

Wine Spectator 92 Points

Ken Wright Cellars
McMinnville Meredith Mitchell Vineyard 2010

$49.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($54.95)
Offers a bright red color and vivid flavors, with a peppermint note adding interest to the profile of raspberry and spice. Lingers effortlessly on the finish. Drink now through 2020. – H.S.
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