2008 Ken Wright Cellars Carter Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $42. This vineyard is owned by Jack and Kathleen Carter and managed by Mark Gould. Located in the southern end of the Eola Hills, this vineyard is primarily Nekia soils and was planted in 1983. Clones 115, 667, 777, Pommard and Wädenswil. · Needs air time to open revealing purple fruits, forest floor and oak. On the palate, the plum sauce essence is quite pleasing, yet restrained, with a supporting note of oak. The husky tannins need time to shed. Silky in the mouth. Decent (+). Reviewed January 22, 2010

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