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|Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2013 (based on 3 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 21 notes) - and median of 89 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by leesullivan on 12/29/2012 & rated 89 points: Really good wine. Mellow smell and plumb taste. supper smooth finish. a good value plan to buy more (1019 views)|
| ||Tasted by Quarked on 5/14/2012 & rated 88 points: Strawberry and subtle wood. Nice but not outstanding. (892 views)|
| ||Tasted by Ed B on 2/16/2012 & rated 89 points: Decanted 45+ min. Very typical Pinot Noir. Light rose color. Light body. Pleasant red berry flavor with a slight touch of minerality. Good example and paired well with fish in orange/ mango sauce. . (1343 views)|
| ||Tasted by PMcgovern on 2/10/2012 & rated 90 points: Refreshing, every bottle is a great experience. (1264 views)|
| ||Tasted by PMcgovern on 1/15/2012 & rated 90 points: Nice, light Oregon Pinot, strawberries and cherries on the nose with a nice smooth finish. This wine is very good now, will be even better in a few years. (1322 views)|
| ||Tasted by KSWinegeek on 12/15/2011 & rated 88 points: Light in color and body. Strawberry flavors. Had at Goode Co in Houston. Decent pinot. (992 views)|
| ||Tasted by chefpete on 11/23/2011 & rated 89 points: Nice but a bit thin (864 views)|
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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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