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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 11 
TypeRed
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
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UPC Code(s)768675960226

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2012 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.5 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 20 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by WDSteers on 4/25/2013 & rated 90 points: good balance and not too fruit forward. strawberry palate with nice acidity (843 views)
 Tasted by NathanT on 7/4/2012 & rated 88 points: Light bodied... easy sipper. Pinot funk on the nose. (1349 views)
 Tasted by DuaneT on 10/27/2011: Seems too disjointed/hot for my liking. (1507 views)
 Tasted by bambam on 10/24/2011 & rated 87 points: Nice Pinot strawberry nose. The middle is quit flat with a tight finish. OK but nothing more. (1456 views)
 Tasted by dkoontz on 3/16/2011 & rated 87 points: Garnet color. Red fruit and a little funk. More red fruit on the palate with cola on the back extending into med finish. Nice bright acidity with some depth. (1169 views)
 Tasted by macker100 on 2/17/2011 & rated 88 points: On Disney cruise. Nice elegant, balanced pinot from Oregon. Raspberry and currant nose. Palate has some moderated oak, with cherries and plums. Smooth tannins with solid finish. (1437 views)
 Tasted by annerk on 1/22/2011 & rated 88 points: 50+5+12+15+6 Decent pinot for the price point. Not overly complex, but showed decent character with lots of red fruit and a hint of smoke. (1073 views)
 Tasted by Joegish on 1/14/2011 & rated 89 points: Second bottle consumed. Consistent results, compares favorably to the Veramonte Ritual Pinot Noir (which I also like). Needs about 1 hour of decanting IMO, nice layered berry flavors with hints of oak and vanilla. A very smooth wine that lingers pleasantly for several minutes leaving you wanting for that next sip.... (1795 views)
 Tasted by srwatters on 11/25/2010 & rated 88 points: Light and airy with cherry and berries predominant. Should have had before dinner, but was nice after as well. (1628 views)
 Tasted by rkubots on 8/30/2010 & rated 80 points: Disney Cruise (1857 views)
 Tasted by wino_tim on 7/9/2010 & rated 88 points: Round and detailed, offering a relatively complex mix of red cherry liqueur, warm spices, wild raspberry and dried cranberry flavors. Light to medium bodied, savory, with good acidity, well integrated oak, and persistent red fruit flavors. (1020 views)
 Tasted by geneswine on 6/24/2010 & rated 88 points: Straughtforward pleasent Pinot. (1066 views)

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By Gregory Walter
PinotReport, Issue #65 (5/31/2010)
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King Estate

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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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