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Join J’Aime du Mauriée, Tasting Host and Concierge, Ken Wright Cellars, will guide you through a tasting of their award winning wines. Virtual Event May 22. Includes 3 bottles shipped.
Date: May 22, 2021 tasting event starts a 7 pm. Zoom reservation opens at 6:30 pm.
Fee: $150 includes, 3 bottles of wine, shipping, and one zoom reservation for the live tasting event. Additional guests welcomed. Invite your friends and family.
Purchase your ticketed reservation at https://sunriverwomensclub.com/Art-Auction-Wine-Event Limited tickets available. Ticket sales close May 3rd.
Over 40 years of wine making has taught Ken a simple truth: source is everything. Located, in rural Carlton, Oregon, Ken Wright Cellars is devoted to producing wine that showcase the inherent quality of world class vineyard sites. With a clarity and breadth that is unequaled, Pinot noir is the ultimate vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and texture of the location in which it is grown.
In 1986, with family, belongings and 10 barrels in tow, Ken moved to McMinnville and started Panther Creek Cellars. His concept of focusing on vineyard-designate bottling began during those years at Panther Creek and this was cemented as a core philosophy in 1994 when Ken Wright Cellars was founded. Ken Wright Cellars now produces a single vineyard Pinot Noir from 13 different vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley.
Our approach to the craft of wine growing is one of stewardship rather than manipulation. We use organic certified practices as a base and expand upon that with advanced nutrition-based farming. By analyzing both our soil profile and vines, maintaining proper crop levels, personally sampling each vineyard, and hand-sorting each cluster, we ensure that the inherent character in the fruit is revealed in the finished wine. Minimal handling of wine is essential to preserve what it is; a gift of nature.
Guests: J’Aime du Mauriée, Ken Wright, Tasting Host and Conceirge
Tasting Set Includes:
2017 Pinot Blanc, Freedom Hill Vineyard
100% Pinot Blanc, barrel fermented and barrel aged in neutral French oak barrels. Aromatically has bright notes of melon, grapefruit, butterscotch with refreshing acidity. It is very clean and focused on the palate. Barrel fermentation and aging on the lees allows for greater texture.
2017 Pinot Noir, Tanager Vineyard
“Sleek and tightly knit, with a core of minerally tannins draped in tart raspberry, black tea and spice flavors .”- T.F. Wine Spectator. Wine Spectator Score: 91
2017 Pinot Noir, Latchkey Vineyard
“Alluring aromas of violet and raspberry reveal multilayered flavors of cherry and dusky spice, with a hint of orange peel that builds tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027.” Wine Spectator Score: 91
ADDITIONAL EVENT SPONSORS:
Webfoot Seriously Great Painters, Featured Sponsor
Windermere Real Estate, Brad Driggers, Sustaining Sponsor
Churchill Mortgage, Sustaining Sponsor
Northwest Quality Roofing, Supporting Sponsor