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|Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2008 (based on 1 user opinion)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 12 notes) - and median of 87 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by CIAgrad86 on 1/5/2012 & rated 79 points: purple in color, needed to air out. cherries, earth, bitter on the finish. Definitely past its time. A forgotten wine, lost in the cellar. (1240 views)|
| ||Tasted by ras2006 on 3/14/2010 & rated 84 points: Smooth and good fruit, but not as balanced as some PN I've had from KE (1403 views)|
| ||Tasted by ml1 on 6/8/2007 & rated 86 points: A light pinot. Strawberry twizzlers with just a little earthiness and cardboard. (1491 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 11/25/2006 & rated 92 points: Always good. nose of strawberry/raspberry, smoke, dust. Smooth red fruits on palate, acidity. (1989 views)|
| ||Tasted by jim dixon on 4/10/2006 & rated 89 points: A nice (and typical) Oregon Pinot from a great vintage. A significant notch up from, say, the 02 Willamette Valley Vineyards pinot (which is itself great QPR). Fruity, good structure, and enough complexity to keep me happy. (2278 views)|
| ||Tasted by joshtpa on 3/11/2006 & rated 86 points: On the nose you get some black cherry and citrus. The palate is not very complex. Acidity, vanilla, currant. The finish is very mild. Average to good table wine. Nothing exceptional. (1455 views)|
| ||Tasted by trankin on 11/18/2005 & rated 90 points: EOTC Pinot Noir tasting (McNulty's): Nose of dark earth and bark. Thicker & bigger than the other wines so far tonight. Big red and black raspberries. Sticks/wood/bark. Chocolate. Smooth tannins. (2233 views)|
| ||Tasted by Squirreljam on 9/15/2005 & rated 87 points: Nose right after opening had strong mint tones, after half hour or so it transmogrified into dark cherries, forest floor and still a little herb. Fruity with decent tannins for structure, moderate finish. Nice drinker for now, not one to cellar. (1739 views)|
| ||Tasted by photon on 8/15/2005: Very good (1532 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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