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| ||Tasted by whits on 1/28/2008 & rated 88 points: soft around the edges, raspberry nose, easy drinking, great food wine, paired it with mushroom-heavy pot roast and it was perfect (1106 views)|
| ||Tasted by KillerScaryRawr on 10/14/2007 & rated 79 points: Tasted as part of a pinot flight @ KE. Smoky, hot nose, and predominate alcohol & oak on tongue. Not a great Pinot. There's a reason this is the cheapest wine KE offers.|
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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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