93 PTS, Wine Enthusiast
Block 4C on King Estate uses a high trellis – High Wire – to train the vines high, allowing more exposure of the vine to the sun. This 100% Biodynamic wine is from the Colmar 538 clone originally from Alsace, France. Hallmarks of this grape are its dark fruit characteristics, spice and earthen tones, all found in this expression of classic Pinot Noir. Whole clusters were destemmed before being cold soaked for 48 hours. The deep garnet red color in the glass opens up to blackberry, cassis, tea leaves and baked bread on the nose. In the mouth the wine is fleshy with soft tannins and a balanced weight that finishes long, round and balanced. Aged 14 months in 25% new French oak. Enjoy now and at least through 2031.
King Estate is situated on primarily two kinds of soil: Bellpine, a marine sedimentary soil formed when Oregon was under the sea more than 12 million years ago; and Jory, a volcanic soil created from lava flows that also date back millions of years. Both
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