Full Review

King Estate

King Estate
2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20

King Estate
2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of pickled cherry, tamarind chutney, rhubarb, and peony with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish with accents of boysenberry, honey, tangerine sorbet, and rosewater with no oak flavor. Lazer-focused, beautifully textured, and lengthy; a true pinot noir lovers rose.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pickled cherry, tamarind chutney, rhubarb, and peony
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of boysenberry, honey, tangerine sorbet, and rosewater
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Lazer-focused, beautifully textured, and lengthy; a true pinot noir lovers rose.

The Producer

King Estate Winery

The Producer
80854 Territorial Hwy
Eugene, OR 97405
USA
1 541-942-9874

Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).