Intl. Wine Cellar
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|Drinking Windows and Values|
|Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2019 (based on 2 user opinions)|
|Community Tasting History|
Community Tasting Notes (average 5 notes) - and median of 85 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by Sourdough on 2/2/2014 & rated 84 points: Ordered at restaurant. Moderate color and moderate nose dominated by red fruit. Initial taste is red fruit with some darker flavors and a hint of life followed by a decline to a somewhat dull, muddied finish. Pretty simple and unrefined for its price point. Disappointing. (130 views)|
| ||Tasted by Engy on 1/11/2014 & rated 86 points: A little light on color and texture, a weak finish, although I did like it I actually preferred the house Pinot to this. (211 views)|
| ||Tasted by wintergreen on 11/29/2013 & rated 84 points: nose: orange leaf and tea, cranberry, mandarin peel|
palate: reasonably fruity but very tart, very citrusy, like you squeezed a lemon into an otherwise good wine. too simple for 30 bucks. shows some depth on the fine-grain tannin finish but too little too late i say.
major disappointment (261 views)
| ||Tasted by Rezy13 on 9/25/2013: Good balance, floral rose, red cherry, very good but could you a bit more lift. (312 views)|
| ||Tasted by GoBlue2002 on 5/2/2013 & rated 87 points: Domaine Serene & King Estate - Store Tasting (Roseville, MN): Very light in color and flavor. Aromas of strawberry and raspberry. Bright, but nothing memorable, especially for the price. (478 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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