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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 12 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
UPC Code(s)768675085929

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2012 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.6 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 34 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by J. Collier on 6/9/2014 & rated 88 points: Spice flavors at the finish mellow notes of blackberries
 Tasted by MCrawford on 9/30/2012 & rated 87 points: See previous note. (2300 views)
 Tasted by MCrawford on 7/13/2012 & rated 87 points: For a $10 Pinot, this is hard to compete with. Light and clear as it sits in the glass. The nose is a little muted at first but once it was open I can get some floral notes, hints of strawberry and red fruits. Very easy to drink, seems pretty balanced for such a basic wine. Nice summer red. (2466 views)
 Tasted by prasm on 10/8/2011 & rated 89 points: Tasted at Brix wine bar. Nose: Medium expressiveness, cherry fruit with floral scents - rose. Palate: Medium bodied, nice balance, light red fruit - cherry and strawberry. with a nice creamy texture which dominates a medium length finish. (1655 views)
 Tasted by jazanol07 on 7/12/2011 & rated 85 points: Probably worth half of the $18 I paid for this wine. (3616 views)
 Tasted by dirtyharry on 12/8/2010 & rated 90 points: light to medium body, velvety mouthfeel, smooth finish, everything in balance. highly recommended (3975 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 9/29/2010 & rated 88 points: consistent with prior notes (3879 views)
 Tasted by bg3034 on 9/21/2010 & rated 85 points: Pop and pour through Nuance Wine Finer. Red color, with strawberry, cherry and floral scents on the nose. Light mouthfeel, with strawberry, a little pepper and spice, and some tartness on the back end. Nothing terribly wrong with this wine -- just a bit one dimensional and it just felt very thin. 85-86pts. Aloha! (2827 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 7/28/2010 & rated 88 points: Tangy, tart berries and spice, light and easy to drink. Don't look for depth here, but an enjoyable Tuesday night wine (3094 views)
 Tasted by wino_tim on 7/9/2010 & rated 81 points: Magenta in color and bright with its candied cherry, pink magic marker, rubber and floral flavors. Light, fruity, and a bit short on the palate. (2988 views)
 Tasted by hutch on 6/11/2010 & rated 86 points: 6/11/10: Well, our supplier sent some of this two us at half price by mistake, and I'll tell you what, it's still an 86-87 point wine, but for $10, I like it a lot more. Has an annoying vanilla thing on the back end that does go away with a little air. Pretty standard PN.

1/22/10: Didn't like this as much as the PG. Meidum bodied. Rather boring. 86 (3525 views)
 Tasted by matthewjhale on 4/25/2010 & rated 89 points: Lots of dark fruit. Kind of grapey and there is some good blackberry candy flavors. A little spice as well. (3428 views)
 Tasted by bmancini15 on 11/24/2009 & rated 90 points: Fantastic light bodied Pinot, just how Pinot Noir should be!! Light translucent color, all around very well balanced wine,enjoyed by all at the dinner party, thinking this will go very well with Turkey day after tomorrow... (3711 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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