King Estate Signature Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, 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.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
This Pinot Noir is deep garnet, with a bright ruby tint. Aromas of cherry, eucalyptus, raspberry and spice fill the glass. The palate exudes flavors of pomegranate, vanilla, cherry, oak and lavender, with a soft rich entry, nice texture, good weight and a long lively finish.
"The 2010 Pinot Noir Signature Collection was tasted from a barrel sample. It displays a more expressive bouquet than the 2009, excellent depth and concentration, ripe red and black fruit flavors, and a medium-long finish. It reflects the excellence of the 2010 vintage. Give it 1-2 years of additional bottle age and drink it through 2020.
The Wine Advocate
Earthy & Spicy
I am well aware that Oregon is famous for their Pinot Noirs. Since I have never tried any wines from King Estate I thought that I would give this wine a go. I tried this wine with a friend not soon after it arrived at my door. We both found it to be delightful. It is an earthy style which I would classify to be more of a Burgundian style of Pinot with lots of deep strawberry and jam aromas in the glass. This is a Pinot that many newbies to the wine scene may not be ready for, especially if they are only familiar with a Mark West style of Pinot Noir. I will assuredly buy this wine again and perhaps try some of the other offerings from King Estate!
Smooth & Supple
Light & Fruity
Nice Oregon pinot, they have a great dessert wine also. This pinot is well balanced, nice finish.
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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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Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...
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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.
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