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 Vintage2003 Label 1 of 5 
TypeRed
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationSignature Collection
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
UPC Code(s)768675960226

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2010 (based on 5 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.4 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Anonymous on 2/3/2012 & rated 90 points: Very good. Real smooth. (734 views)
 Tasted by Dusty Bear on 10/24/2009: Red cherries on the nose, currants, spice and cherries on the palate. (1200 views)
 Tasted by ras2006 on 2/14/2008 & rated 85 points: very similar to bottle tasted in 6/2007 (1597 views)
 Tasted by ras2006 on 6/17/2007 & rated 85 points: Nice Pinot. Fruit & pepper nose. Slightly sharp taste. (1696 views)
 Tasted by pjhr on 6/4/2007 & rated 88 points: Similar notes to the last bottle. Quite good QPR! (1672 views)
 Tasted by Ombibulous on 5/9/2007 & rated 85 points: The cork is natural, soft, in good condition, and expanded in the bottom half. Half bottle cost $15. No time to breathe. The aroma of the wine is pleasant. The colour is typical Pinot Noir (translucent ruby red). The flavour is pleasant too. There is some complexity to the flavour (this is not a monodimensional wine). Very good. (1412 views)
 Tasted by mfevans on 2/2/2007 & rated 90 points: Just as good as the last bottle. Lots of fruit in the mouth. Enjoyed this wine with a spicy chicken and sausage jambalaya. WOW what a combination. (1341 views)
 Tasted by pjhr on 11/21/2006 & rated 88 points: Ripe red cherry and blackberry flavors witha hint of forest floor on the finish. Great everyday pinot! (1547 views)
 Tasted by pjhr on 9/11/2006 & rated 89 points: Better than the last bottle. Best Oregon Pinot I have had for under $20. (1634 views)
 Tasted by mfevans on 9/3/2006 & rated 90 points: Very fine Pinot. Lots of fruit on the nose with a very nice finish. (1584 views)
 Tasted by jim dixon on 7/28/2006 & rated 89 points: As you might guess, not as good as the 2002, but still very nice for the price. (1899 views)
 Tasted by pjhr on 4/27/2006 & rated 88 points: Nice red cherry aroma and flavor with a touch of forest floor. Great QPR! (1820 views)
 Tasted by calm'n cents on 3/21/2006: very, very good value . Buy again (1883 views)

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King Estate

Producer website

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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.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

Oregon

Oregon Wine, Oregon Wineries (Oregon Wine Board)

 
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