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|Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2011 (based on 2 user opinions)|
|Community Tasting History|
Community Tasting Notes (average 11 notes) - and median of 87 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by rstenson on 1/4/2011 & rated 89 points: Nice Pinot though a little young (1209 views)|
| ||Tasted by JasonG on 4/10/2010 & rated 85 points: Typical of 2007 entry level Oregon pinot - light, slightly green, nothing resembling earth at all. Hints of something developing, and a notch above the cheap stuff, but it's just average. (1410 views)|
| ||Tasted by ewisor on 3/5/2010 & rated 82 points: I enjoyed the nose on this wine, however it was too light and somewhat green on the palette for my tastes. (1610 views)|
| ||Tasted by tairanosaurus on 3/4/2010 & rated 83 points: Attractive light color. Cranberry candied spice and carmel on the nose. Disappointing in the mouth. I found inadequate fruit, a pleasant acidity, but nothing in particular to recommend. Open and out of bottle for almost an hour before drinking. if i were to drink again, would probably pop and pour. (1484 views)|
| ||Tasted by ifm on 8/4/2009 & rated 90 points: Very light and drinkable, and nothing to dislike. A brown-sugary note can either enhance or detract, depending on your mood. (1735 views)|
| ||Tasted by pifcho on 4/28/2009 & rated 87 points: This was very pleasing simple clean pinot. More Burgundian than Californian in style, it had good fruit, nice acidity and soft tannis. It was perfect for lunch. (1241 views)|
| ||Tasted by Vinsant on 4/28/2009 & rated 83 points: Not on par with the other King Estate Pinot's we have had. A little light on the fruit and structure. Some nice strawberry and cola notes but not much on the mid and a short finish. (1282 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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