King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2012
Pinot Noir from Oregon
#78 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014
The Acrobat Pinot Noir achieves an all too rare goal in this day and age, delivering a high quality, Oregon Pinot Noir at an affordable price. The grapes come from our organic estate vineyards and other sustainably farmed vineyards throughout Western Oregon. Balanced flavors of fruit, spice and tannin come together on a long persistent finish.
Wine Spectator - "The crisp tannins and sleek structure give the up-front blackberry, currant and floral spice flavors good lift, coming together smoothly on the persistent finish."
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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6 ratings, 4 with reviewsjimwithjen - Philadelphia, PA310/15/2014
It was not as smooth as I like my Pinot s. So you might want to wait a year before drinking or decant it.dodi - New York, NY410/1/2014
- Earth & Spicy
Sinq - San Gabriel, CA38/26/2014
- Light & Fruity
The tannins overpowered the great front end friut. If you open this wine and let it sit for a couple of hours- it will drink fine.38/23/2014spershall1260 - Houston, TX38/7/2014
- Light & Fruity
Nice aroma to the nose, fruity smell, too dry for our taste. Won't buy this one again.Lee Calhoon - Brentwood, CA55/20/2014
- Big & Bold
Shared bottle of this last night with my Husband, It was really really good. The Pinot was so smooth and flavorful. Perfect for a weekday night!Related ProductsThis complex Pinot Noir is a big and full of body. Not over the top, but skirting the line beautifully; ...
- Smooth & Supple
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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.
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