King Estate, Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Organic Pinot Noir from estate vineyard blended with grapes from sustainably farmed vineyards throughout Oregon, where grapes are grown to strictly enforced standards. These 100% Pinot Noir grapes are meticulously hand-sorted before being de-stemmed. Stainless steel fermentation with daily punch downs and pump overs is followed by malolactic fermentation. Barrel aged 8-10 months in French oak barrels. 2017 King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has a dark garnet color with cherry red edges. The bouquet jumps out of the glass with ripe strawberries and raspberries with secondary notes of black tea, and earthen aromas. Rich dark cherries abound on the palate with fresh strawberry, sweet oak and vanilla flavors. This wine has a round and full mouthfeel upfront with supple tannins and a fresh, generous finish.