Our Domaine Pinot Noir is our finest red wine made from our best estate fruit. We vinify each organically farmed estate lot separately and then our winemakers arduously evaluate them lot by lot, and select the handful that will make about 1,000 cases of wine for the vintage.
Some wine lovers live by scores alone, some don’t have much regard for them at all, but most agree, when all the critics see it the same way, it says something undeniable about the wine – that it probably tastes pretty good.
Our 2008 Domaine Pinot Noir has scored 90 points or better from Wine Spectator, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, and Wine Enthusiast.
And we certainly vouch for it ourselves, it is an excellent wine.
Here’s each review:
Wine Spectator – 92 Points
Smooth and polished, with a bit more density than most 2008s, this is rich and warm, with toasty oak and mocha overtones to the black cherry and spice flavors. Shows elegance and finesse. Drink now through 2018.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 91 Points
The 2008 Pinot Noir Domaine ups the ante with greater complexity, dense, layered fruit, and a lengthy, seamless finish. It will be at its best from 2012 to 2020.
Wine & Spirits – 91 Points
Earthy and bright at once, this estate pinot has aromas of cherry blossoms and horehound. The flavors are precise and lean – dark cherry and rosemary – with moderate oak filling out the middle of the wine. For a rosemary roasted pork loin.
Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points
This wine is King Estate’s superpremium offering, made exclusively with organically grown grapes from the estate vineyard. Lush and earthy, it’s got a lot of forward tart berry fruit power, turns a bit soft in the middle, and sails away with a hint of heat and a lick of chocolate.