Archive for the Oregon Category

King Estate Winery Acrobat Pinot Noir 2009, Oregon, United States

On many levels the the 2009 Acrobat by King Estate Winery Acrobat Pinot Noir is a great starting point in a debate on the merits of the 100 point system.  The linear attributes of the 100 point scale make rating wines that have unique, if not oddball, descriptors a real challenge.  Specifically my bottle of Acrobat Pinot Noir shows a tartness that doesn't bother me, but since it is not a typical descriptor, well then it poses certain dilemmas to the 100 point proponents.   Almost Beaujolais Read more [...]

Sokol Blosser Evolution 14th Edition White Wine, Oregon, United States

Synergy is a common business buzz word, in the wine world a nine grape blend is a rare bird. Especially coming from United States where consumers and winemakers usually attribute greater value to to single variety wines. I am happy to report that the Sokol Blosser Evolution 14th Edition isn't a mashup of leftover grapes, it is much more than this. With a very strong tropical bouquet, the fragrance really grabs you. I was expecting a big sweetie pie wine, but the taste was a surprisingly clean, Read more [...]
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