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2014 King Estate Croft Pinot Noir KE

$83.00 per Bottle


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Tasting Notes

The striking crimson hue of this Pinot Noir is eye-catching, to say the least. On the nose, an opulent bouquet of sweet oak and cinnamon dance with elements of strawberry, blackberry and clove. A deep, medium-bodied presence of dark chocolate, vanilla, blackberry, and black tea spread elegantly across the palate, lending to a complex, lingering finish. Enjoy now until 2034.

Vineyard Notes

Following on the heels of a cold winter, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early – these favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set after a mid-June bloom. The abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous hand thinning; only the fruit meeting stringent quality parameters was allowed to ripen. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer, resulting in excellent ripening conditions. Moving into late summer/early fall the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which combined with unusually dry conditions allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development.

Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Willamette Valley
Size 750 ml