King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Oregon
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Bright garnet with ruby tint. A nose of sweet cherry, tobacco, earth, raspberry, oak, floral notes.
Flavor of blueberry, dried cherry, chocolate and spice. Silky mouthfeel, lively mid palate and a round finish.
"As bright and fruity as a Beaujolais, this youthful pinot leads with scents of raspberries and red cherries and a woodsy bottom note. The flavors are light and fresh, the fruit giving way to a mild amaro-like bitterness. A great pinot to stock up on."
Wine & Spirits
This is what I'd term a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir. It's bright & fresh red fruits are backed by a pleasing spice. Lots of zesty acidity, but with a slight savory texture. Good balance, great food wine - a go-to for drinking good red in hot weather.
Oregon and Washington Pinot Noirs are usually too expensive for me - not this one - great wine at a great price - I'll buy it again.
Absolutely excellent every time I uncork.A great red wine.
This wine is smooth and velvety right at first pour. Very pleasant flavor.
Very smooth and light. Easy to drink. Great taste.
Light & Fruity
6,5 no fresh fruit with some spice, balanced, light body, short finish, perfect for the summer but too expensive
Smooth & Supple
This is a wonderful wine with rich berry and nice, soft roundness. Good for everyday drinking.
Smooth & Supple
Great inexpensive Oregon Pinot Noir. I would describe this as a light bodied wine but smooth. It's a great every day wine for under $20.
Very light-bodied. Fruity. Just okay. I'd only have it on its own or with very light food.
Smooth & Supple
I was turned off by the hint of a metal taste I had when I first tried this wine. Other than that it wasn't too bad. I've definitely had worse.
Not a favorite. Too young to drink, might get better with age.
I didn't totally enjoy this wine. I wouldn't buy it again. The woman who rated it on line gave it a thumbs up, I didn't get it! I'm just beginning to know what I like, this Pinot was not it.
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King Estate is a sustainably-farmed 1033-acre certified organic vineyard complex and state of the art winery situated atop the rolling slopes in the Coast Range foothills, near the southern end of Oregon's Willamette Valley. In addition to world-class vineyards, their estate is home to organic orchards, vegetable gardens, and a host of native wildlife; including cougar and black...
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Learn About Other Oregon
Like many other states, Oregon itself is an AVA of note. An Oregon wine can simply state Oregon as its place of origin, which typically means the grapes came from multiple smaller AVAs within the state.
Beyond the main AVAs of Oregon, like Willamette Valley, Rogue and Umpqua, smaller regions are gaining ground. Some you may see on the label include:
Columbia or Walla...
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Learn About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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