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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 14 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2010 vintage.)
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
UPC Code(s)768675085929

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2015 (based on 5 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 85.8 pts. and median of 85 pts. in 43 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by legarejm on 12/6/2014 & rated 87 points: I was expecting more out of this but still an interesting pinot noir. Light fruit notes and you'll get a hint of smoky wood spices. Lacking depth. (584 views)
 Tasted by kwpesq on 6/22/2014 & rated 87 points: Dull in color; cedar in the nose; thin body with short finish.
Disappointing for a King Estate pinot. (974 views)
 Tasted by Niccolo Donzella on 5/14/2014 & rated 82 points: Too Light all around - color, nose, palate, and finish. Almost presents as a rose. Would not buy again. (1003 views)
 Tasted by que syrah syrah on 5/11/2014 & rated 84 points: Received this as a gift from an Oregon friend as part of a King Estate variety pack. A nice light, sweet fruit, cherry/strawberry wine without any real spice or earthiness. Still enjoyable for what it is just not my preferred style of pinot noir. (980 views)
 Tasted by The13thGryphon on 3/22/2014 & rated 83 points: Notes of cherry, earth, and smoke. Relatively thin. Intense but rather short finish. Not a lot of complexity. Rather strongly acidic, so not a sipping Pinot, but did alright with a variety of foods. Okay for a mid-week dinner. (1093 views)
 Tasted by JBornemisza on 3/10/2014: Light, with bright cherry tartness, a hint of earthiness and some subtle spices. (908 views)
 Tasted by Mountster27 on 1/10/2014 & rated 87 points: Found to be fairly earthy initially on palate but mellowing to slight earthy flavors before an abrupt finish. Little to no complexity otherwise, but good acidity allowed to match many different foods. We had Korean BBQ short ribs.
Drink now. (857 views)
 Tasted by Aswells on 1/2/2014 & rated 84 points: Very light, little flavor (1264 views)
 Tasted by JoeDon6055 on 1/1/2014 & rated 84 points: Tobacco, earthy smokey with strong finish. not really a Pinot Noir wine...has an edge. (698 views)
 Tasted by LSWhidbey on 12/28/2013 & rated 84 points: Sorry King Estates. I have enjoyed many of your wines but this was way overpriced for the wine. No nose, very light and little taste. It wasn't bad, just nothing there to enjoy. I will be more careful in selecting King Estates in the future. Very disappointing. (1162 views)
 Tasted by gew71walsh on 12/16/2013 & rated 87 points: Light and fruity. Had a decent finish. Reasonably good Pinot. Drank with fried chicken. (745 views)
 Tasted by episcopus on 10/17/2013 & rated 82 points: Average pinot wine, fairly thin and acidic. (705 views)
 Tasted by Torybauman22 on 9/9/2013 & rated 79 points: Sight: ruby, dark berry
Smell: black cherry, stone fruit
Taste: woody, simple, slightly acidic, short finish
Pairings: softer meats (lamb) (472 views)
 Tasted by Jscalia on 7/5/2013 & rated 85 points: OK. Not a great wine. Likely would not purchase a second time. Little forward fruit. No nose. (1269 views)
 Tasted by The13thGryphon on 4/6/2013 & rated 84 points: Too light and fruity for our taste. A bit of cherry and cranberry with some floral notes, but no real earthiness, tobacco, or smoke... which we happen to like. Very much on the light side, and a shortish finish to boot. Not terrible, but I doubt we'll be buying more. (1278 views)
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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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