2002 King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2011 (Edit)
CT89.8 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • wineaboutit wrote: (90 points)

    November 24, 2011 - Popped and let breath for 2 hours prior to Thanksgiving dinner. Drinking from Riedel Oregon pinot noir stems, aroma of faint earth and cherry. Took some additional time in the glass to fully open, lightly complex w/flavors of cherry, spice and strawberry. Balanced w/some tannic backbone, could last for several more years. Very good.

  • Anonymous wrote: (87 points)

    March 13, 2011 - Nicelay balanced and restrained.....except for the oak. This isn't jammy or overly extracted and has some nice fruit clearly, but the 2x4 is a bit prevalent for my taste. Lots of tart dark red fruit with some earthiness and solid acidity. Ultimately, the oak is a bit drying and maybe this was better in its youth when the fruit could cover the oak a bit more. The label shows the significant oak treatment....and I don't doubt it. I'll still go 87, oak-phobes would go lower. Didn't get better with air.

  • Anonymous wrote: (91 points)

    May 10, 2008 - Beautifully made and balanced. Not in your face. more like a good Cristom with restraint and balance. Really solid stuff, just not quite complex enough to get more than 91 points probably. So well balanced.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #35, 1/1/2006 (link)

    (King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine Oregon) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer King Estate
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Domaine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 11 (48%)
  • Consumed 12 (52%)

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