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King Estate 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir

King Estate 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir
King Estate 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Appellation: Willamette Valley

It’s rather amazing that the Kings of Pinot Noir in Oregon hadn’t 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 family’s 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.)

Price: $20

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.

King Estate

80854 Territorial Highway

Eugene, OR 97405

(541) 942-9874

www.kingestate.com.

-- Great Northwest Wine

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