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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 12 
TypeRed
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2011 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.4 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 16 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Bbartel3 on 1/25/2013 & rated 86 points: Drank with friends. Past it's prime, but still good. (591 views)
 Tasted by chcook on 7/29/2011: Quick note. Dark ruby color. Palate tart and lacking fruit intensity. Finish clipped (753 views)
 Tasted by Don and Pam on 12/8/2010 & rated 89 points: very light with a questionable cork and lot's of sediment, running out of time. (1146 views)
 Tasted by Don and Pam on 9/16/2010 & rated 91 points: still good to the last drop! (1171 views)
 Tasted by Don and Pam on 5/24/2010 & rated 91 points: wonderful Oregon Pinot. still has life and great memories of my Bandon Dunes trip. (1219 views)
 Tasted by Don and Pam on 4/16/2010 & rated 89 points: still tasting quite good!!! (914 views)
 Tasted by Don and Pam on 12/30/2009 & rated 89 points: yummy, memories of my Bandon Dunes trip. bought a case and have only 7 left. very enjoyable wine. (988 views)
 Tasted by BGStahnke on 10/4/2008 & rated 85 points: Garnet red with a slight tinge of purple. The nose is ripe with vanilla spice and cherry. Palate is all fruit and a little thin in the mid palate, but finish is decent. (595 views)
 Tasted by blaurvick on 9/4/2008 & rated 85 points: Opened last night and had just one glass. Tart, sour cherry. Very thin. Every sip was a little different though, some certainly better than others. Definite funk on the nose. Short, short finish. Will see if there is any improvement tonight. (1031 views)
 Tasted by blaurvick on 4/26/2008 & rated 86 points: Lots of tartrate again on the cork. Wasn't as good as the last bottle of this we drank. Still dark in color and light on the palatte. Had some meat (bacon?) on the nose. (1095 views)
 Tasted by blaurvick on 2/29/2008 & rated 90 points: Light and fruity, but not too much so. This is the second bottle I've drank, the last coming in July 2007, and it has definitely smoothed out over time. Can't wait to see how the last two bottles fare. (1169 views)
 Tasted by GolferChris on 9/22/2007 & rated 82 points: Earthy, green vegetables, wet bark all hit my nose. Don't think the bottle was corked, just not filled with ripe fruit. This green style is not to my liking. (1001 views)
 Tasted by Jax on 8/10/2007 & rated 82 points: Drank with dinner over the course of an hour. Paired with a roast rack of lamb. This was a bit of a fruit bomb, and quite alcoholic. It was served warm, so that's not a surprise. Medium bodied, relatively long finish, but a bit harsh. Decent pinot, but needs more time in the bottle. (1169 views)
 Tasted by Dulcie and Aylwin on 7/15/2007: I ranked this last of twelve; the group ranked it eleventh; so by any yardstick not popular. Purple red colour with a mossy, vegetal nose, not entirely attractive. Tart, green and unripe in summary. More than once King Estate has failed to satisfy. To my mind somewhat of an industrial scale producer without a particularly geographic characteristic. Avoid. (997 views)

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King Estate

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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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