Ken Wright Cellars 2017 "Abbott Claim" Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, OR, USA

Ken Wright Cellars 2017 "Abbott Claim" Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, OR, USA

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Ken Wright Cellars 2017 "Abbott Claim" Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley

Winemaker / Chef du Cave: Ken Wright

Located in the Yamhill Carlton AVA Abbots Claim was planted between  2001-2003 to a size of just under 15acres. South southeast facing at  400-475ft of elevation on marine sediment. The land on the flat top of Savannah Ridge was a complete mess  fifteen years before Abbott  Claim became the crown jewel in Ken Wright  Cellars’ vineyard holdings. The property that Ken and  Karen Wright  purchased in the late-‘90s, their second personally owned vineyard  property, was “an  eyesore,” as Ken puts it, adding, “but we loved the  location, the consistency of the soil and the supergentle slope.” The  50-acre parcel had been left to the whims of nature, which included the  devastating,  1962 Columbus Day storm that wreaked havoc on the  Willamette Valley landscape. After subdividing  the parcel that began on  the flat, 475-foot top of Savannah Ridge and spilled down its eastern  flank, it  took Ken and vineyard manager Mark Gould an entire year to  clear the 16 acres on top and prepare it  for planting grapes. They  named the vineyard after the original Donation Land Claim owner, John  F.  Abbott.

Ken Wright Cellars was founded in 1993 and its first vintage was  produced in 1994. Prior to creating Ken Wright Cellars, Ken founded  Panther Creek Winery in 1986 and made wines there from 1986 through  1994. In 1993, Panther creek was purchased by Ron and Linda Kaplan, the  current owners. Ken Wright Cellars’ first building was an old brick building, a  former glove factory, which the winery shared with Domaine Serene  Winery. The 1993 through 1996 vintages of Domaine Serene wines were made  by Ken Wright Cellars for Domaine Serene. 

Located in rural Carlton, Oregon, Ken Wright Cellars is devoted to  showcasing the inherent quality of selected vineyard sites. With a  clarity and breadth that is unequaled by other varieties, the people at  Ken Wright cellars believe Pinot noir best expresses the character of  these sites. Rather than stamping wine with a varietal trademark, they  see Pinot noir as a vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and texture  of the location in which it is grown.


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