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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 14 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2013 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 84.9 pts. and median of 85 pts. in 40 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by g money on 6/6/2015 & rated 60 points: Very disappointing, nothing on the nose or on the palate. Food coloring in water? Maybe.. (87 views)
 Tasted by KikeG on 2/18/2013 & rated 83 points: Good but not great. (1340 views)
 Tasted by primitivo on 1/25/2013 & rated 79 points: Clear ruby in color; closed muted nose of must, cherry, a bit of cedar; still some decent fruit, cherry and raisin, on the palate; lightly structured and somewhat weak body; minimal finish. Pleasant but not pleasing, if that makes sense. I would serve this at a picnic, but not at a sit-down meal with discerning oenophiles. I don't dislike this wine, but I don't like it enough to buy again. (1318 views)
 Tasted by ewisor on 8/17/2012 & rated 77 points: Was initially promising when I first tried it two years ago so I bought a case. Unfortunately, it just keeps getting worse each time I try it. Fruit faded fast and now it is developing a bitter finish. (1977 views)
 Tasted by Craigbilodeau on 7/12/2012 & rated 83 points: I found this to be a little too acidic. I let it sit for a day in the fridge (vacuum sealed) and it did open up a little bit. Still, I found the wine to lack structure and depth. (1698 views)
 Tasted by carlturcotte on 4/28/2012 & rated 85 points: Good but not great - a little bit to much on the seet side for my taste (2156 views)
 Tasted by The Kokopelli on 3/19/2012 & rated 87 points: Discovering Wine: Light bodied with a transparent ruby hue, the King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir has a nose of bing cherry and a slight earthiness. The wine is very lightly structured, very fruity with tart cherries. The short finish features more cherry. This seems too pedestrian, nothing to grab your attention. (1464 views)
 Tasted by amanikin on 3/11/2012 & rated 87 points: Light. No distinguishing aroma or oak. (1213 views)
 Tasted by Kiltedtaz on 2/27/2012 & rated 82 points: Littlest bodied red, has a wonderful aroma, semi dry. (1210 views)
 Tasted by teamhams on 11/29/2011 & rated 84 points: We were expecting more. Red fruits dominate; raspberries, strawberries and roses. Some melon notes too. Overall, not a great example of an Oregon pinot. (1216 views)
 Tasted by dbutcher on 11/26/2011 & rated 84 points: Not much body although an enjoyable wine (1696 views)
 Tasted by BMG Wine on 10/10/2011 & rated 87 points: Beautiful floral and spice notes for this OR Pinot. Enjoyed at a local restaurant which happily serves reds at cellar temp rather than room temp. High marks for the wine program at Firebird's Wood Fired Grill. (1686 views)
 Tasted by mobowines on 7/15/2011 & rated 84 points: Colour: ruby, pale, clear
Aromas: damp, fresh minerals and a bit of cedar. low.
Tannins: medium, soft
Flavours: cherry, raisin.
Extremely light pinot. Preferred it chilled a bit and served like a Beaujolais Nouveau. Not a lot of flavour, but fine with food. If looking for a light red, I would skip this and choose a gamay instead. (1823 views)
 Tasted by Wetlands on 2/8/2011 & rated 84 points: A thin wine. Not too much nose. (1954 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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