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| ||Tasted by cwread on 3/8/2010: The wine was bigger than I expected and could have sat for a couple of more years. Very good though. (648 views)|
| ||Tasted by sfowine on 1/1/2009 & rated 90 points: NYD 2009 party bottle. One of last two 2002 OR pinots, both opened at this party. King Estate is a little bigger style wine than I typically like from my PN's, but it does hit the middle ground between those of us who like the cool climate PN's and those who prefer more upfront fruit in their wine. Very plush on the palate, with some blue fruit notes mixed in with sweet dark cherry, also some tobacco and light coffee notes. Tannins were smooth and the finish was relatively long and big for pinot. (724 views)|
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|By Gregory Walter|
PinotReport, Issue #30 (7/15/2005)
(King Estate Winery Pinot Noir Oregon) Login and sign up and see review text.
|By Josh Raynolds|
Vinous, May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120
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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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