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Ken Wright 2017 Vintage Presale
(Extras still available to order)

"This is a year that reminds me of 1988, which aged so effortlessly (and is still amazing), though this year has more power and concentration."
-Ken Wright on his 2017 single vineyard Pinot Noir

When a winemaker has enough experience to remark that last year's vintage reminds him of the 1988, you know you are in good hands. That is one reason customers flock to Ken's wines, because there is confidence and excitement that no matter the vintage conditions, the quality will be high and the wine will display what makes a particular vintage unique.

Speaking of excitement, there's plenty of it for the 2017s. Not only for the quality but also that 2017 promises to offer a distinct personality from the past few years. In several positive ways vintage conditions were similar to 2014, '15 and '16- warm, dry, pest-free and blessed with optimal weather during harvest. That said, in other ways it was a throwback to classic vintages of yore, in the timing of bud break, bloom and harvest, which happily continued well into October.

Autumn's cool nights and milder days allow slow even ripening which helps retain acidity, brings the sugar and acid into balance and develops more nuanced complexity. July and August were hot, but a wet winter and spring replenished ground water and mid-September cooling rains lowered the sugars and refreshed the grapes. "From that point forward" Ken noted "the fruit matured with great balance".     

So 2017 is a vintage classic in timing and according to a variety of winemakers, classic in profile: very pure and floral with heightened high-tone aromatics and a succulent fresh fruit quality. One rejoiced in the "pristine" fruit quality and noted that the early juice was already "soft, rich and deep." We look forward to tasting a few barrel samples ourselves this Saturday from 2-5pm and hope you can join us.     

As another winemaker said: "Good things to come. Stay tuned". 

Available vineyards:

Abbot Claim (limited availability)
Bonnie Jean   
Bryce  
Canary Hill
Carter
Freedom Hill   
Guadalupe
Hirschy (limited availability)
Latchkey  
McCrone  
Savoya     
Shea   
Tanager

Pricing and Ordering:

Presale pricing is still available, but please contact us to see which wines are still available

 

Bottles:
$56.99 discounted presale price  (Non-futures price $65) 
Cases:
20% off mixed or full cases: $45.50 bottle/$546 case
Magnums:
$120 each. Please inquire about larger sizes. 

Payment is due upon confirmation of your order. Wines are scheduled to be released around Thanksgiving 2018.

To place orders:
Call us at (503) 287-2897 or email
info@greatwinebuys.com.   

Questions? Call or email and we'll be glad to help. 


Available on the shelf:

Cameron Winter Releases

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$64.99/$52 by the case

Thomas Dundee Hills Pinot

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$62.99/$50.40 by the case