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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 20 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
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Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2012 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 87.6 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 26 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by wineismylife on 5/4/2014 & rated 89 points: WIML89

Tasted non blind at a wine tasting. Served from double magnum.

Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dust, berries and raspberries. Flavors of tart berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, medium bodied. Drink now. (793 views)
 Tasted by ras2006 on 7/8/2012 & rated 87 points: Medium bodied, fruity, easy drinking - nice for a warm summer evening on the patio (1156 views)
 Tasted by bin905 on 8/14/2010 & rated 88 points: Great summer wine. Light and easy, with nice tannins on the finish. (1694 views)
 Tasted by Lessthanzero on 5/2/2010 & rated 88 points: Mildly pleasant PN from King. Redfruit on nose. Some strawberry and sour cherry. In fact, sour is sort of the operatvie word here. PH was a little off center and too acidic for me. One of those "Please add sugar" things. (1794 views)
 Tasted by Rich S on 12/12/2009 & rated 91 points: Pinot 5 of 6 as part of a blind tasting. Slightly dark ruby color. Bright red fruit aromas and some pine tree and floral notes on the nose. Strawberry and cherry flavors along with cherry liquor as well on the palate. Medium+ acid and tannin. Very easy to drink. Well made and quite enjoyable and the surprising WOTN in the tasting. (1936 views)
 Tasted by RobertJF on 7/31/2009 & rated 87 points: Full bodied if not slightly insipid (1676 views)
 Tasted by jmh st louis on 6/15/2009 & rated 88 points: red cherry, strawberry on a soft body. (1396 views)
 Tasted by cjsadler on 1/26/2009 & rated 85 points: Not much varietal character. Fruity, easy drinking. (1397 views)
 Tasted by bin905 on 1/19/2009 & rated 87 points: Light, cherry, easy drinker. (1391 views)
 Tasted by Steve Jones on 11/27/2008 & rated 86 points: Lighter than I expected, it was still very enjoyable. Nice fruitiness and a hint of smoke. (1420 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/6/2008 & rated 89 points: Flowers and cherries, a bit of a medicinal note on the aftertaste, although perhaps this is the mint others have noted. David liked this..it had been open for a day, re-corked and refrigerated. An incredibly easy-drinking wine and, for the price, for a Pinot, a nice glass. I almost ranked it in the low 90s, but it's lacking .... something ... (1528 views)
 Tasted by wino_tim on 10/19/2008 & rated 87 points: Smooth and round with plump red cherry and light floral notes. (1466 views)
 Tasted by ikkaariainen on 10/14/2008 & rated 84 points: Enjoyed three bottles earlier in the evening at Youssef's 242 in Hickory NC with Kim and good friend Nitin Shenoy as part of a pharmaceutical dinner. Pleasant but light and quite young Oregonian pinot, would anticipate some improvement and maturation with a year or two of cellaring but overall not enough tannins and structure to mature much beyond that. Light floral nose of red cherry, vanilla and some hibiscus. Smooth, short aftertaste, no off tones, fairly well balanced. Primary flavors included cherry, blueberry and some mint developing on the aftertaste. (1473 views)
 Tasted by wineaboutit on 10/1/2008 & rated 90 points: Very nice, nose of cherry, earth and vanilla. Medium bodied w/complexity and finesse, lengthy finish. (1473 views)
 Tasted by wjcole on 9/23/2008: A good bottle of Oregon pinot noir. Enjoyed with Mexican food during Hurricane Ike. (677 views)
 Tasted by slmax1 on 8/12/2008 & rated 89 points: Has a very nice floral nose, with a taste of plums, cherries, and raspberries. This wine has a very nice, smooth finish. (1509 views)
 Tasted by slmax1 on 8/11/2008 & rated 90 points: Has a very nice floral nose, with a taste of plums, cherries, and raspberries. This wine has a very nice, smooth finish. (1508 views)
 Tasted by winecat9 on 3/11/2008 & rated 85 points: Very soft, forward aromas and flavors. Same taste and body that Beaujolais wines often exhibit; (like carbonic maceration was used). Made to drink soon. No depth for aging beyond a couple of years. (1710 views)
 Tasted by EMichels on 1/31/2008 & rated 86 points: Wine House - Oregon: Good balance; Lighter; Tart (2049 views)
 Tasted by SBashmak on 1/28/2008 & rated 85 points: Overall not bad - worked really well with Indian food. (1746 views)
 Tasted by KillerScaryRawr on 10/14/2007 & rated 85 points: Drank as part of a pinot flight @ KE. Nice, subtle pinot with blackberry, cherries, cocoa, and spice. Pleasant, but undistinguished. Best of the three pinots in the flight, but not worth the $29/bottle.

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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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