Everyone Likes Our Domaine Pinot Noir

February 05 2011

2008 Domaine Pinot Noir, 90 Points or Better from All The Majors

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.

SF Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2010

December 09 2010

King Estate 2009 Signature Pinot Gris is a SF Chronicle Top 100 Wine of 2010

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2010 has just been published, and for the second consecutive year, Jon Bonné and the Chronicle, have selected our Signature Pinot Gris as one of their Top 100 Wines of the Year.

Wine & Spirits Magazine's December Issue and King Estate's 90 Plus Point Trio

November 13 2010

Wine & Spirits Magazine - King Estate's 90 Plus Point Trio
The December issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine just hit newsstands and we have three 90+ point scores listed for Signature and Acrobat Pinot Gris, and Domaine Pinot Noir. Earlier this year Wine & Spirits also named us one of the 2010 Wineries of the Year, and on another occassion selected us as one of the 2010 Top Value Brands.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 100 Best Buys of 2010

October 17 2010

2009 Acrobat Pinot Gris - Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys of 2010
Wine Enthusiast’s annual list of the 100 best value-priced wines of the year included only two Oregon wines, and only one of them was a Pinot Gris, the 2009 Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate.

Head over heels for Acrobat

August 18 2010


This is the second year in the life of Acrobat, the brand we introduced last year with the 2008 vintage. Acrobat showcases Oregon’s preeminent varietals, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The inaugural release was extremely well received, earning 89 points or better from all of the major publications, and heralded for its unprecedented value by the press and trade. Much more importantly, you, our wine-loving friends, gave us great feedback about the wines and we flew through the first vintage. We set out to deliver affordable wines of quality, and the response we got from the public indicated that we hit the nail on the head.

Acrobat & Signature Pinot Gris are 2 of 10 winners at the Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition

April 26 2010

2010 Pacific Coast Wine & Oyster Competition Acrobat Pinot Gris & Signature Pinot Gris by King Estate

The first round of judging began at the end of March with 163 wines, and over 1,800 oysters. Over 6 days, 5 judges completed two rounds of judging, and the first phase of the Oyster Wine Competition was complete. The contenders were narrowed down to 20 wines, and King Estate had 2 wines out of the remaining 20, 2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris and 2008 Signature Pinot Gris. The wines were then prepared for the final round of tasting, a grand affair which takes place over 3 days (April 20th-22nd) and across 3 different cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle). The judges consisted of some of the foremost experts in the world of wine & oysters, ranging from sommeliers to wine writers and beyond.

King Estate ranks among the most popular wine brands in America's top restaurants

March 25 2010

21st Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll - King Estate is the 18th Most Popular Wine Brand

In the April issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine, the results of the 21st Annual Restaurant Poll were announced. The poll represents the best selling wines in America’s top Zagat rated restaurants.