King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Oregon
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.
Wine & Spirits - "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."
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.
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29 ratings, 12 with reviewsgwendolyn - Oakland, CA42/16/2011This 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.Bob Corcoran - Medford, MA49/29/2010Oregon and Washington Pinot Noirs are usually too expensive for me - not this one - great wine at a great price - I'll buy it again.41/7/2012411/30/201141/2/2012
6,5 no fresh fruit with some spice, balanced, light body, short finish, perfect for the summer but too expensive212/27/2011
- Light & Fruity
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.Henry Young - Athens, OH412/27/2011ORwino - Portland, OR312/19/2011
- 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.Robert Vizza - San Francisco, CA412/15/2011Robert Vizza - San Francisco, CA412/4/2011210/27/2011Not a favorite. Too young to drink, might get better with age.David R Bebeau - Springfield, MO56/7/2011Absolutely excellent every time I uncork.A great red wine.49/1/2011
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This is a wonderful wine with rich berry and nice, soft roundness. Good for everyday drinking.48/20/2011WildeWine - Brooklyn, NY48/16/2011coffeemike - Anchorage, AK48/15/2011Reds4Me - Avon, OH38/13/201147/1/2011PSB - New York, NY25/22/201125/20/2011I 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.REE - Pittsburgh, PA34/20/201134/1/2011Very light-bodied. Fruity. Just okay. I'd only have it on its own or with very light food.53/9/2011This wine is smooth and velvety right at first pour. Very pleasant flavor.Miriam Krug - New Orleans, LA53/3/2011Very smooth and light. Easy to drink. Great taste.Related Products
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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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