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 Vintage1998(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2001 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
VineyardPfeiffer
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley
UPC Code(s)768675973226

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink by 2008 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See King Estate Pinot Noir Pfeiffer Vineyard on the Wine Market Journal.

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Community Tasting Notes (average 88 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 2 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by OhioNerd on 8/29/2014 & rated 88 points: I was worried about this one on opening. There was some seepage, the cork was damp and crumbled on opening. I filtered while decanting and was surprised by the lack of funk right out of the bottle.
The bouquet was of moderately intensity and reminded me of dark fruit (black cherry & blackberry.) Very little old wine funk from the onset.
The wine was moderately clear (although I didn't give it any time after removal from my cellar) and had a classic red brick color of an older wine.
The mouth feel was quite silky and smooth.
The flavors were of dried fruit (cherry with a touch of cranberry and prune) good acidity and a minerals. There was also a hint of cedar.
The finish was faded fairly quickly and I would guess it was much longer in its youth.
Overall still an enjoyable bottle that is past its prime. I'm sure this was an outstanding wine 5-10 years ago. (130 views)
 Tasted by moxey1 on 12/1/2010 flawed bottle: Bottle beyond peak (507 views)

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King Estate

Producer website

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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)

Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Wineries Association | Willamette Valley (Oregon Wine Board)

Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Wineries Association | Willamette Valley AVA Wikipedia article

 
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