King Estate is re-tooling their Pinot lineup, eliminating the reserve tier. This “Signature” bottling incorporates a higher percentage (almost two thirds) of estate-grown fruit. Firm and tight, it's a nice mix of berries and pomegranate, hard and lightly metallic. There are hints of bark and earth, and the structure to improve over the next 3–5 years.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.