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An article by Harvey Steiman from the May 31, 2015 issue of  Wine Spectator. With his expressive Pinot Noirs, Ken Wright has helped map the terroir of Willamette Valley Ken Wright made his way to Oregon in 1985 in a dilapidated pickup truck with his wife, two young sons and 10 barrels of California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It was an unlikely beginning to a career that’s helped establish the state’s Willamette Valley as a homeland for Pinot Noir. But it says a lot about Ken Wright. The 61-year-old winegrower has proved to be pragmatic and persuasive. When his bank account could not finance…