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|Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2016 (based on 4 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 14 notes) - and median of 90 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by thewinequeen on 10/29/2014 & rated 90 points: Very nice, shared at business dinner (488 views)|
| ||Tasted by chatters on 4/25/2014 flawed bottle: Spring Bacchanal with Winemaker Ken Wright (Roti Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan): Slight burnt spice over cream and medicinal notes - lacks fruit. Touches of cream, bit corky, not nice. FLAW (1154 views)|
| ||Tasted by Spl232 on 4/23/2014 & rated 85 points: Nothing spectacular but a solid Willamette Pinot from a nice vintage. (998 views)|
| ||Tasted by jmcmchi on 12/29/2013 & rated 89 points: Attractive nose; pleasant, rounded mid-length finish (1046 views)|
| ||Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 1/25/2012: Pretty strawberry-ish Oregon Pinot. Way over priced at $60. (2507 views)|
| ||Tasted by Richard Jennings on 7/23/2011 & rated 92 points: Medium dark ruby color; raspberry syrup, ripe cherry nose; tasty, rich, ripe raspberry, raspberry syrup, ripe cherry palate; medium-plus finish (1108 views)|
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|By Richard Jennings|
(King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine) Medium dark ruby color; raspberry syrup, ripe cherry nose; tasty, rich, ripe raspberry, raspberry syrup, ripe cherry palate; medium-plus finish 92 points
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King Estate winery in Oregon in this 2003 photograph.
Pinot Noir Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.
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