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King Estate Pinot Noir Oregon Croft Vineyard 1999

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This brilliant, deep garnet wine displays aromas of plum, raspberry, and chocolate with hints of anise, rose petals, oak, vanilla, and cedar. Displaying bright fruit flavors of raspberry and blueberry that commingle with notes of chocolate and tobacco. The wines velvety tannins & integrated oak provide for a long, smooth finish. Bud-break this year started mid-April for most Oregon vineyards, a mere 5-10 days behind 1998’s schedule. Yet, the cold, dry month of May slowed the physiological growing process and therefore, flowering didn’t occur until the first week of July. During berry set, a fair amount of shatter occurred indicating that berries were insufficiently pollinated. As a result, the surviving berries were slightly larger with an average number of seeds per berry at 2-3.

Region: USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley

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Snooth User: sfle912
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2.50 5
07/31/2008

Two and a half glasses



This brilliant, deep garnet wine displays aromas of plum, raspberry, and chocolate with hints of anise, rose petals, oak, vanilla, and cedar. Displaying bright fruit flavors of raspberry and blueberry that commingle with notes of chocolate and tobacco. The wines velvety tannins & integrated oak provide for a long, smooth finish. Bud-break this year started mid-April for most Oregon vineyards, a mere 5-10 days behind 1998’s schedule. Yet, the cold, dry month of May slowed the physiological growing process and therefore, flowering didn’t occur until the first week of July. During berry set, a fair amount of shatter occurred indicating that berries were insufficiently pollinated. As a result, the surviving berries were slightly larger with an average number of seeds per berry at 2-3.

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