King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir 2015
2015 Domaine Pinot Noir is a beautiful example from their Estate during a warmer than average Oregon vintage. In the glass, there is a dark ruby color with crimson edges. The complex nose jumps out of the glass with ripe strawberry and plum aromas, but there are enticing secondary elements of violets, clove and earthen notes. The palate has beautiful red fruit flavors like cherry and strawberry, framed by dried tobacco leaf and vanilla. This is a round Pinot Noir with soft tannins and excellent structure held together by bright acidity. Enjoy now and until at least 2035.
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Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.
The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.