2011 - 2021
Jay S Miller
The 2009 Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vineyard is a first-class effort for the vintage. Exotic spices, incense, rose petal, and red fruits set the stage for an elegant, savory wine whose fruit sings from beginning to end. Give this lengthy effort another 1-2 years to fully blossom and drink it through 2021. Ken Wright Cellars’ 2009 Pinot Noirs range from excellent to outstanding in quality but generally lack the structure, density, and richness of the great 2008 vintage. These are pretty, elegant wines to drink while the 2008s continue to fill out in the cellar.