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Vineyard: Abbott Claim

AppellationYamhill-Carlton District
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Ken Wright Abbott Claim Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $50. Vineyard owners Antony and Angela Beck and vineyard manager Mark Gould. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Shy initially, but explodes with time in the glass, strutting hi-tone aromas ob cherry, baking spice, rose petal and a hint of smoke. A cherry-driven wine with a hint of raspberry and spice, lively on the palate and really hanging on to the finish. This wine is crisp, juicy and has enough structure to age. Score: 92. Reviewed December 11, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Angela Estate Abbott Claim Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $60. The 16-acre Abbot Claim vineyard was planted in 2001 to Pommard, 777 and 115 clones. It is part of the original John F. Abbott Donation Land Claim. Soils are marine sedimentary. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherries, spice and wood lead to a discreetly concentrated core of red cherries and red berries with a touch of baking spices. Exquisite balance, a tad shallow on the attack but a good sweet cherry finish. Score: 90. Reviewed December 11, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Ken Wright Cellars Abbott Claim Vineyard Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $48. This vineyard is owned by Ken and Karen Wright and is located in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA. Label artwork by David Berkuam is a homage to field workers depicting harvest. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromatics are a bit unusual opening with a little reduction funk which resolves revealing scents of spiced red berries, rose petals, cotton candy, sweet oak and other unidentifiable aromas. Sweet blue and black fruit on entry, austere and unripe in the middle, finishing with a kick of citrus peel acidity and tartness. Minimalistic and acidic. Could be an off bottle. Decent. Reviewed January 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Ken Wright Cellars Abbott Claim Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $50. This vineyard is on a ridge line on the east side of the Yamhill-Carlton district and is owned by Ken and Karen Wright. Mark Gould manages the vineyard. The label on Ken Wright wines pays homage to field workers depicting the practice of pruning. · Darker fruit aromas are dominated by toasted oak and dried herbs. Both red and black earth-dusted fruits are teasing now but the wine is brooding and reticent. Beautifully balanced with moderate tannins that need softening. Great stuffing here, but this wine needs a couple of years to flesh out. Reviewed September 15, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »