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2018 Ken Wright McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir

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May 12, 2024 - $51



93Wine Spectator

Distinctive for its mix of cherry, pomegranate, crushed rock and orange zest accents, flavors that build tension and structure toward medium-grained tannins.

93Vinous / IWC

Highly perfumed red fruit preserve, floral, baking spice and smoky mineral qualities on the sharply detailed nose. Concentrated yet lithe Chambord, cherry cola, allspice and mocha flavors fan out slowly through the midpalate. Smooth, well-judged tannins add shape to a very long, red -fruit-driven finish that leaves spicecake and candied licorice notes behind.

93Wine Enthusiast

...appealing delicacy and excellent balance. Highlights of leaf and citrus surround the core of tart cherry fruit...acidity brings lemon flesh and rind with a touch of minerality...finish expands and adds pleasing toasty details after ample aeration.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.