Even great Pinot Noir winemakers need a break from the finicky, noble grape once in a while. Ken Wright, known for his highly-rated, single-vineyard Pinot Noir, introduced a new label in 2001, Tyrus Evan. The name on the vintage western label came from Ken's two son's middle names. The wine, all made in Carlton at Ken Wright Cellars, is from fruit sourced from Seven Hills vineyard which lies on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla AVA. Ken made a Claret from Ciel du Cheval for many years but now just focuses on Syrah from Seven Hills. While you may find the original golden yellow label still on store shelves, be sure to keep your eye out for our brand new TE label on newer vintages to come!

Wine Making Approach

Our Syrah is hand sorted, fermented in small 1 ¼ ton open vat fermenters until dryness, then pressed and aged separately in French Oak barrels for over a year.

Label History

The name on the vintage western label came from Ken’s two son’s middle names, Tyrus and Evan. Ken created the label for his two sons to enter the winemaking business in the future. Fast forward 15 years and both Ken’s sons have pursued their own careers in the Oregon wine industry, but Ken still continues with the TE label for the opportunity to work with world class Syrah fruit from Seven Hills Vineyard in the Walla Walla AVA.

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