2008 Ken Wright Cellars Canary Hill Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $42. The Canary Hill Vineyard is owned by Ken and Karen Wright. Planted in 1983 to Pommard clone, the vineyard is located at the southern end of the Eola Hills in Jory soil. · Hi-tone aromas of red and black fruits with backing oak and a vegetal note. The fruits are moderately concentrated and clothed in noticeably firm and wooly tannins. The smooth texture is quite pleasing and there is a hint of citric peel on the bright finish. Not as expressive as it will be, even tasting a little dilute now, but will reward the patient. Decent (+), but may merit a higher rating in a few years. Reviewed January 22, 2010

Winery: Ken Wright Cellars
From article: Tasting Noiregon Pinot Noir