King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir 2014
A jewel-like, deep ruby color is the first thing that draws attention to this wine. The rich color is matched by equally rich notes of cinnamon, cigar box, plum, and dark chocolate notes on the nose. To complement this wine’s wealth of character on the nose, elements of cherry, violet, earth and leather linger on the palate. The finish is generous and broad, with oak and grape tannins balanced perfectly against a subtle acid structure. Enjoy now until 2027.
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Domaine is the winery's top Pinot Noir: all-estate grown, from grapes now certified biodynamic. It's an accessible, pretty wine, with rich flavors of pastry fillings—think raspberry scones. It's got a tart, tangy grip and the length and structure to age at least a decade.
While the Willamette Valley and Pinot Noir are a like a fairy tale match made in heaven, most of Oregon is in fact, a glorious source of Pinot noir. Claiming over half of its total area under vine, Pinot noir also thrives in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua and Rogue Valleys where sedimentary and volcanic soils dominate hillside vineyards and cool temperatures create the perfect environment for Pinot noir. Also, Oregon’s Columbia Gorge is becoming increasingly popular for Pinot noir production. What sets Oregon Pinot noir apart from the Pinot of other regions, both New and Old World, is its innate combination of grace with both power and restraint.