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| ||Tasted by boldaddy on 4/11/2015 & rated 89 points: Not ready yet. Wait a few more years (95 views)|
| ||Tasted by Weston3220 on 7/17/2013 & rated 90 points: 4th Annual Pinot Extravaganza with Salmon Dinner (Eugene, Oregon): Funky, Savory, Earth, Elegant, on the palate some darkness comig through but so elegant and classy very very good (715 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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