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 Vintage2008(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2006 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationNext
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
UPC Code(s)768675065624

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 84.5 pts. and median of 84 pts. in 6 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by MurphyCellar on 11/12/2010 & rated 86 points: Decent wine, but nothing interesting or complex here. Drinkable and easy. (1421 views)
 Tasted by midai on 10/26/2010 & rated 82 points: Easy to drink but not much character. A little thin infact my wiife said it seemed watered-down. I didn't get any sense of over alc. at all This was well balanced. Maybe I opened this too early, I just saw the drinking window. (1509 views)
 Tasted by wineaboutit on 8/10/2010 & rated 88 points: Popped and poured, nose of deep cherry and earth. This is a solid, layered wine, w/flavors of cherry and some spice in the background. Nice effort for an economy pinot. (1513 views)
 Tasted by wino_tim on 7/9/2010 & rated 82 points: Reticent, offering red raspberry, red cherry, and underbrush flavors that are simplistic and monolithic. Light bodied, but still mangaging to show a lot of alcohol on the palate, with red fruit and savory overtones. (1538 views)
 Tasted by ewisor on 4/13/2010 & rated 83 points: Drank over 2 evenings. Decanted half on the 1st evening for 1 hour before trying it. Overall, pleasant and unoffensive but ordinary. Not much happening here. It did soften and showed a slight bit more complexity on the 2nd evening.

I keep trying these entry level Oregon Pinot Noirs but I have not found a real nice one yet. Seems like the wines start getting interesting at around $16. Oh well... (1724 views)
 Tasted by Salience on 4/10/2010 & rated 86 points: Pretty good wine, but still young. Enjoyable Pinot after several hours of decanting. (1171 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)

 
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