King Estate Signature Collection Pinot Noir 2008

This is a classic Oregonian Pinot Noir.  It is a fairly highly rated wine and came in at $40+ at Mojos.  It was very drinkable and, like a lot of Pinot Noirs, did not have any strong smell or taste like a Bordeaux or California Cabernet. It is, overall fairly mild. We had ordered an assortment of dishes (beef, pork, scallops and chicken) and needed something that could work for all of us. I would have liked a slightly more potent and opinionated wine, but we all have to get along. The member of our party who ordered the scallops was quite satisfied with the wine.  I would describe it as a mild wine with very mild tannins, some acid, and a bit of fruit without being a fruity wine. It was not especially sweet, either.  It has no leather or strong oak taste or smell and has zero “funk” to it.  It is a very pretty wine, with a bright ruby color even in the dim light of our room. It is about $28 if found in a store (internet pricing).

King Estate Pinot Noir

King Estate Pinot Noir


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