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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
King Estate Pinot Noir 1994
King Estate Pinot Noir 1994
(search item no. 7752)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine displays an incredibly deep, intense garnet color that is the harbinger of an amazing array of complex aromas which unfold in continuous succession in the glass. Aromas, of raspberry, black cherry, plum, and tobacco are joined by currant, vanilla, cassis, nutmeg, and licorice. Voluptuous, rich flavors of raspberries, cherries, and plums comingle beautifully with well integrated oak spice and velvety (almost silky) tannins. Hints of anise and nutmeg join the fruit in a very long, complex finish.
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About King Estate:

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.