King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2011
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.
Bright garnet with ruby tint. Aromas of cherry, cranberry, raspberry, spice. Flavors of pomegranate, blueberry and tobacco leaf, with a silky mouthfeel, lively mid-palate and round finish.
"Medium ruby color; deep, spicy raspberry and cherry aromas; rich, ripe cherry and earthy flavors with some spice notes; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright, rich Pinot with great flavor—perfect all-purpose wine.
Light & Fruity
Chicken dishes, Salmon, Veal
A good one to hold for a few years - light as Pinot goes but a nice subtle finish with a touch of cranberry. A good value.
Light & Fruity
hors d'oeuvres, chicken, white fish, salmon
I like this Pinot as well as any other Oregon vintages I've tried. It's light and easy on the palate, goes with lots of lighter foods, and is especially nice to serve with appetizers or sip by itself. I'm usually partial to cabs, but this red has become one of my favorites for entertaining. Guests seem to like it a lot. Too bad this vintage isn't available any more. Ya gotta pay more for the next one.
Light & Fruity
Very light style. Not my preferred style but very drinkable a great value. Best for a summer's afternoon BBQ.
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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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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:
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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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