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|Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2014 (based on 3 user opinions)|
|Community Tasting History|
Community Tasting Notes (average 22 notes) - and median of 89 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by sipnwine on 3/24/2015: Not bad, not great, I don't think I'd purchase this again, but did enjoy it as a weekday sipper (273 views)|
| ||Tasted by corka on 1/14/2014 flawed bottle: The cork on this had a distinct odor of vinegar, and while not as pronounced on the wine itself, you could still detect it. (701 views)|
| ||Tasted by RonT on 9/7/2013 & rated 80 points: Light typical Pinot color and body. Very light nose with some fig and earthiness. Very disappointed on tasting. High acidity ruins this. Judging by other notes and ratings maybe a bad bottle?? (842 views)|
| ||Tasted by Grantsky on 8/11/2013 & rated 87 points: Pleasant. Not over powering or stuffed with vanilla oak. Average QPR at best. (875 views)|
| ||Tasted by Wineio on 6/9/2013 & rated 90 points: strawberry, raspberry fruit. medium tannin, long finish, great (875 views)|
| ||Tasted by ndw5f5 on 1/26/2013 & rated 85 points: The wine looks Ruby colored. The legs are Medium. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Coarse texture. The wine finishes Short.|
Young, better once decanted (805 views)
| ||Tasted by mmeyers1984 on 7/20/2012 & rated 88 points: Just ok (499 views)|
| ||Tasted by omnisphere on 3/26/2012 & rated 91 points: A well balanced, approachable Pinot. (588 views)|
| ||Tasted by prasm on 1/28/2012 & rated 89 points: Tasted at Brix in Omaha. Nose: Medium expressiveness, dark fruit - black cherry and black raspberry, dark floral scents and a hint of smoke. Palate: Medium bodied, blueberry up front, carries through the mid-palate just fine, but reveals some tannic roughness in the back-end. Ends with a medium length finish. (967 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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