King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Oregon
The color is bright garnet with ruby tint. On the nose, aromas of cherry, cranberry, raspberry and spice. Flavors of pomegranate, blueberry and tobacco leaf. The wine has a silky mouthfeel, lively on the mid palate, with a round finish.
PinotReport - "Medium ruby color; spicy raspberry aromas; rich, bright cherry and raspberry flavors with silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright and lighter-bodied Pinot perfect for sipping or light foods.
King Estate Winery
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 bear. Organically-farmed and managed as a fully-integrated ecosystem, King Estate is also home to an innovative culinary program whose focus is the synergy of local, organically produced food and wine created just outside the winery doors. King Estate's critically-acclaimed Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are available through fine restaurants and retailers around the world. View all King Estate Wines
About Other OregonView a map of Other Oregon wineries
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:
Walla Walla Valley AVA– these are most often associated with Washington State, but technically they run over the state lines into Oregon. Most wineries only use a small fraction of grapes from the Oregon side in order to maintain a Washington State wine, but you may see some Oregon producers sourcing grapes from those small overlapping AVAs.
Southern Oregon AVA– encompassing the Rogue and Umpqua Valleys, this AVA is a large area where many producers are experimenting with Syrah.
About OregonOregon has long been an agricultural state, producing everything from hazelnuts to cattle. The Willamette Valley in particular is a fertile basin for all sorts of produce. Not quite pegged as a wine state, in 1965, a UC Davis graduate named David Lett decided that the Willamette's climate mirrored that of Burgundy in France. With that in mind, he decided to plant some Pinot Noir clones to see how they did. And a good gamble it was. The Willamette is now one of the only regions in the world to focus solely on Pinot Noir as its red variety. Also known for Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The southern part of Oregon has been slower in delving into the world wine market, but has been making excellent strides with their Rhone style varietals, like Syrah and Grenache. There are also coastal regions producing promising wines.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>3.9 out of 5 stars
- 5 Stars: 4
- 4 Stars: 5
- 3 Stars: 3
- 2 Stars: 0
- 1 Stars: 0
13 ratings, 4 with reviews510/6/2012J Maccord - Portland, OR57/4/2013tgrona - Brentwood, TN35/22/201341/1/2013
I like this pinot noir as well as or better than many offered at twice the price. It goes down smooth and pairs well with many different foods. Or you can simply sip it before dinner accompanied by light appetizers. We even served it with filets and it wasn't overpowered by the meat. I'd buy this vintage again anytime. King Estate: you rock!311/21/2012
- Smooth & Supple
A good value but a little on the light side310/9/2012
- Light & Fruity
I had high expectations for this wine. It did not meet them. It lacked smoothness and left a sour aftertaste. Not a highly recommended product. It does not live up to its 90 rating. Still, for the price, it's a bit better than other pinots out there.Cliff Lichtenberger - Colorado Springs, CO510/1/2012Christin Engstrom - Berkeley, CA49/18/2012Loved it so much I ordered more!Bobbowen - Hughesville, MD48/7/2012Bernadette Suter - Blakeslee, PA47/27/2012Lee Calhoon - Brentwood, CA56/25/201246/8/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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