“Angela is the near-mythical pinot noir made for Clawson Creek Vineyards by famed winemaker Ken Wright. A few years ago, the first Angela was reported by a few lucky wine drinkers on wine blogs . . . but even those of us in the know could not seem to track down a bottle here in Oregon. Later, Ken said he would never make the wine again . . . but in fact, he has. With the '06 vintage, we were able to supply the Angela to about half the people who wanted some. Now, with the excellent '07, I expect we will be able to fill all requests . . . as long as you don't wait very long to order...”

Oregon Pinot Noir Club Newsletter

March 2009


2008 “Clawson Creek” Pinot Noir

Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir

Region/Appellation: Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon

Alcohol: 13%

Tasting notes

Bright and jazzy, with a few gritty tannins poking at the supple black cherry, espresso and cream flavors, which extend into the elegant finish. Drink now through 2018. (Harvey Steiman, winespectator.com, Dec. 31, 2010)

Case configuration: 6 X 750ml

Product number: 254177

Distribution: Vintages

Price: $49.95

Scores/Awards: 90 points Wine Spectator