Appellation: Willamette Valley
Its rather amazing that the Kings of Pinot Noir in Oregon hadnt produced a rosé until the 2018 vintage. Still, they ruled the rosé portion of the 2019 Cascadia International Wine Competition in Richland, Wash., with this lovely offering in a pale salmon wardrobe from winemaker Brent Stone. A product of Washington State University, Stone used Pinot Noir from the King familys Demeter-USA certified Biodynamic estate vineyard near Eugene as well as Pinot Noir from other organically farmed sites throughout the Willamette Valley. Strawberry gummy bears, lemonade and river pebbles on the nose extend onto the palate, where the structure is spunky with a long and bright farewell. There's no perception of sweetness, just loads of fruitiness.
Rated Outstanding! by Great Northwest Wine. (13.5% alc.)
Cases produced: 2,500
Food pairings: Enjoy with soft cheeses and cured meats or allow the culinary team at the King Estate Restaurant, which opened in 2006, to guide you.
80854 Territorial Highway
Eugene, OR 97405