2009 King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2009 King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Appearance: Deep garnet, bright ruby tint Aroma: Dark cherry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, rose petals, vanilla, oak spice, cedar, and a hint of truffie Flavor: Blackberry, cherry, cocoa, toasted marshmallow, raspberry, orange zest, baking spices, and a hint of menthol Mouthfeel: Silky soft entry, balanced with nice acidity and firm tannins, long lingering finish

Vineyard Notes

King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir reflects an excellence recognized worldwide. Made with the best selection of grapes each year, this vintage was sourced from King Estate’s certified Biodynamic® vineyard as well as a handful of like-minded sustainably-farmed vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley.

Winemaker Notes

Assmanhausen, RC212, D254 and RA17 yeasts. 100% Stainless steel fermentation in temperature controlled open top fermenters. Pumped over in early fermentation two to three times per day, switching to punch downs during the final two thirds of fermentation. Pressed off skins at or around dryness. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, racked at completion of secondary fermentation and laid down for 9 months. 30% new French oak, 28% one year old barrels, 25% two year old barrels and 17% three years or older. Cooperage predominantly Francois Freres, Dargaud & Jaegle, Radoux, Claude Gillet, Nadalie and Cadus with medium and medium plus toasted staves.

Technical Notes

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