Wed, 8 June 2022
A 13 minute Master Class in Oregon Pinot Noir with Owner and Winemaker Ken Wright of Ken Wright Cellars.
This is Episode #83 of Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman
--- Ken Wright starts with the inherent characteristics of Pinot Noir and the importance of place to the profile of Pinot Noir.
--- Wright then discusses the parent material and the Columbia River Basalt Flow and the islands that make up the Northern Willamette Valley.
--- From there, the winemaker highlights the way that parent rock manifests in the taste profile of Pinot Noir.
--- In conclusion, Ken Wright emphasizes the importance of farming and the various tests that are required to farm professionally.
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