The 2005 Domaine Pinot Noir has hints of cranberry and cherry on the nose with a silky entry and fruitfulness on the palette. This fruit-forward wine has flavors of cherry and blueberry while hints of vanilla, menthol, and cocoa spice round out the lingering finish.
100% Organic Pinot Noir. 2005 was indeed another great vintage. Bud break started early in most vineyards but flowering was about normal for Oregon—between the first and second week in July. Poor weather conditions during flowering resulted in low yields for many vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Fortunately, Mother Nature was kinder at King Estate and they had normal to high yields complemented by excellent quality. Fruit maturity progressed at a nice slow pace giving the vines time to develop optimum varietal characteristics. Harvest at King Estate lasted from September 30th until October 22nd.