1998 King Estate Pinot Noir Pfeiffer

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Community Tasting Notes (2) Avg Score: 88 points

  • I was worried about this one on opening. There was some seepage, the cork was damp and crumbled on opening. I filtered while decanting and was surprised by the lack of funk right out of the bottle.
    The bouquet was of moderately intensity and reminded me of dark fruit (black cherry & blackberry.) Very little old wine funk from the onset.
    The wine was moderately clear (although I didn't give it any time after removal from my cellar) and had a classic red brick color of an older wine.
    The mouth feel was quite silky and smooth.
    The flavors were of dried fruit (cherry with a touch of cranberry and prune) good acidity and a minerals. There was also a hint of cedar.
    The finish was faded fairly quickly and I would guess it was much longer in its youth.
    Overall still an enjoyable bottle that is past its prime. I'm sure this was an outstanding wine 5-10 years ago.

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