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|Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2014 (based on 1 user opinion)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 14 notes) - and median of 84 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by Cander on 6/27/2010 & rated 84 points: Very light. Not too much there. But enjoyable. Some cherry. (1274 views)|
| ||Tasted by msilver on 1/19/2010 & rated 80 points: Good nose, but taste is very thiin almost tastless. Not a good effort from King Estate. (1537 views)|
| ||Tasted by Maxine on 8/15/2009 & rated 60 points: Gut Rot,Jug wine and NEXT. All the same to me. Hung over the entire NEXT day, which is why the NEXT time I see a directive on a label I'm following it. NEXT time - just say no thanks. (1850 views)|
| ||Tasted by varowan on 5/31/2009: A wine with good density and structure, King Estate's Next Pinot Noir is redolent of cherry, spice, plum and florals. Round yet balanced, this wine is drinking very well now, especially with veal or pork tenderloin, and will also reward 3-5 years in a cellar. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2008) (1963 views)|
| ||Tasted by hutch on 4/8/2009: Wine Marketing Tasting (Newport): No. (2415 views)|
| ||Tasted by ras2006 on 2/16/2009 & rated 82 points: Agree with most of the comments below. A nice, light Pinot for the price (~$15 on sale), but doesn't come close to the 2003 King Estate Freedom Hills we tried a few night ago (but of course that one is $$) (1749 views)|
| ||Tasted by wino_tim on 9/28/2008 & rated 86 points: A lean style that reminded me of some of what is coming out of NZ these days with dark fruit and pine cone notes that are simple and appealing. (1676 views)|
| ||Tasted by masonjp on 9/27/2008 & rated 85 points: Popped and poured. Nice light Oregon Pinot with up front fruit and quick finish. Enjoyable. (1637 views)|
| ||Tasted by LVwino on 12/14/2007 & rated 85 points: nice cherry,blackberry w/ a hint of cocoa nose. taste of blackberry, currants.kind of a flat, short finish. ok wine (1893 views)|
| ||Tasted by KillerScaryRawr on 10/14/2007 & rated 84 points: Tasted as part of a pinot flight @ KE. Cherries and oak on nose. Strawberry & fruit, short finish. Decent stuff but not worth the $22/bottle. This is positioned in their lineup as their 'value' PN, but I don't see it...|
b's score: 86 (1906 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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