There is a certain high-toned intensity to many of Ken Wright's 2015s, which amps up the young fruit. Here the dominant flavors are ripe strawberry, vivid and layered against firm ripe tannins. There's a touch of coffee and dark chocolate running through the finish. For reasons unknown, this new cuvée bears the old Ken Wright label design.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.