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|Drinking window: Drink between 2002 and 2008 (based on 1 user opinion)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 3 notes) - and median of 89 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by ctjared on 4/1/2011: Cant remember all the details except that it was drinking very nicely, fruity, balanced and had some life left. (629 views)|
| ||Tasted by wineismylife on 5/14/2004 & rated 92 points: WIML92|
Tasted at an offline so quick notes only. This is good Pinot Noir. Nose and palate of plums, black cherries, black berries and any other dark fruit you might be able to think of. Toss that and a hint of spice over a silky smooth frame and you have yourself a really nice Pinot Noir. Drink over the short term. (1359 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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