Kings Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2011

by Vino Pete on March 29, 2013

Kings ridge oregon pinot noir 2011 willamette valley

Name of wine: Kings Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2011

(100% Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon) Alcohol 13%

Price paid:  $15 Buy Now

Where purchased:  Vino!, San Francisco, California

Tasting Notes and my Comments:  I like this one.  A nice amount of complexity for such a low price point.  Thank you Vino! for making this available for purchase in your shop.

Color:  Medium garnet color.  Medium clear.

Nose:  Berry fruit high notes.

Palate:  Sharp tannins with noticeable acidity.  Fruit forward with strawberry notes confirmed and an earthy bottom.  Medium body.  Medium-long finish.

Food:  Pair with a creamy cheese like brie or camembert.  This would be great with a grilled New York strip steak dinner, baked potato, and sautéed kale.

Winemaker notes:

Kings Ridge is produced by Union Wine Co.  along with two other bottlings and two more labels, Alchemist and Underwood.

The Willamette Valley AVA is located in Oregon.  Some of the best, most accessible pinot noir is being grown and produced here today.

The West Coast of the US is loaded with great pinot noir wines also known as “new world burgundies”.  What new world burgundies have you tried?

About Peter Trapasso

Peter Trapasso, also known as “Vino Pete” is the founder of VinoPete.com. Subscribe and visit us weekly for our latest wine review. Now writing for Examiner.com

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