2018 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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VN 94 WE 93 W&S 91 WS 91
VN 94

Vinous, February 2022

Limpid violet. Expansive, spice-tinged red and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of pungent flowers, vanilla and a hint of smokiness. Appealingly sweet and broad in the mouth, offering sappy blueberry...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, September 2021

Lush aromas of blueberry and blackberry fruit open this wine, coating the palate with extra nuances of almond butter. The lovely fruit flavors persist, but the wine takes a deeper dive with textured flavors that add...
W&S 91

Wine & Spirits, April 2021

You can taste the firm dusty fingerprint of Freedom Hill in Ken Wright’s bottling, a spicy-cherry scent, all fruit leather and licorice. The flavors are more given to anise and Luxardo cherries, framed by well-handled...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, January 2021

A brooding red, with blueberry, dark plum and dusky spice flavors that build tension and richness as it moves toward medium-grained tannins Drink now through 2028. 447 cases made. — TF


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region Oregon
Sub-region Willamette Valley
Appellation North Willamette Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.9%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exceptional 2018 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard, a true gem from Oregon's Willamette Valley. With its enticing image of lush vineyards and a deep, rich red color, this wine immediately captivates the senses.

Upon opening the bottle, the aromas are nothing short of enchanting. The nose is greeted with a spicy-cherry scent, reminiscent of fruit leather and licorice. The firm and dusty fingerprint of Freedom Hill vineyard is unmistakable in this bottling, adding a unique character and depth to the wine.

On the palate, this Pinot Noir showcases its impeccable balance and complexity. Lush flavors of blueberry and blackberry fruit dance on the taste buds, accompanied by subtle hints of almond butter. As the wine evolves, it takes a deeper dive into textured flavors of chocolate and nougat, leaving a lingering impression of pure indulgence.

The craftsmanship of this wine is evident in the well-handled oak, which frames the flavors with elegance and finesse. Medium-grained tannins add a touch of structure, allowing for a seamless and harmonious drinking experience. At 12.9% alcohol, the wine maintains a graceful and refined demeanor.

The experts agree, as this wine has garnered high praise from esteemed publications. Wine & Spirits awarded it a score of 91, noting the anise and Luxardo cherry flavors that intertwine with the spicy notes. Wine Enthusiast bestowed a score of 93, appreciating the wine's exceptional balance, fruit-forward profile, and complex nuances. Wine Spectator also recognized its quality with a score of 91, highlighting the brooding red fruit flavors and medium-grained tannins. Vinous, giving it an impressive score of 94, described its expansive aromas of red and dark berries, complemented by floral and vanilla undertones.

This 2018 Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard is a true expression of Oregon's terroir and the dedication of its producer. It is a wine that demands attention and promises to elevate any occasion with its sophistication and allure. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this Pinot Noir is a must-have for any wine connoisseur.