CKW-352

Pinot Noir, ‘Freedom Hill’, Ken Wright

The Freedom Hill vineyard, which is located in Willamette Valley AVA is 9.05 acres (KW Plots) which was originally planted in 1982 and replanted between 200-2004. Perfectly situated on a east facing slope 450ft above sea level on Bellpine volcanic soils.

The land, which one Oregon State extension agent once told the Dusschees had been the single best  prune-growing land in Polk County, is now planted mostly in Pinot Noir, with Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay  and a little Tempranillo added to the mix. Ken’s son Cody Wright of Purple Hands, who grew up with the  Dusschee kids, is also a client now. Some vintages were tougher than others (“It was 28 degrees and  dark when we picked 2011,” remembers Dan) and in 1995 a load slipped out of the flatbed delivery  truck and tipped out all of the grapes, which Dan and a winemaker pitchforked back into the truck for  most of the ensuing night. Both he and Helen joined professional and social organizations, held and  judged events at the state fairs — worked the vineyards together and enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) long  relationships forged in the wine community.

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
US
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Willamette
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2018-03-31