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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
King Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 1996
King Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 1996
(search item no. 760)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $34.19

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This intensly deep, garnet colored Pinot Noir possesses the rich and concentrated aromas and flavors expected from a Reserve wine. Abundant with raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry aromas, hints of potpourri and lavender gently mix with subtle notes of hay and oak spice. On the palate, flavors of blackberry, plum, raspberry, and currant are artfully accented by the wines thoroughly integrated oak. Both rich and round in the mouth, this Reserve wine possesses a great acid balance, soft and smooth tannins, and a long, velvety 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.