Open Bottle - Willamette is King!! (Estate wine)

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free



(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


King Estate's 

"Out of your vulnerabilities,
will come your strength."

Sigmund Freud

 Other than the obvious pun, it’s humorous that the most perplexing of grape varietals has a picture of the founder of psychoanalysis on the bottle.
Many a winemaker around the world has lost sleep trying to understand this finicky grape, it’s a love/hate relationship for both Pinot growers and drinkers.
However when it’s done right, like this beautiful Willamette example, the answer is in the bottle!

90 Points The Wine Spectator

"The front label picture of Sigmund Freud underscores the punny name for this new entry into the winery’s lineup.
The wine was treated to 18 months in 30% new French oak.
Its generous, fruit-driven flavors of raspberry and cherry come with a streak of cola,
while the tannins are lightly dusty and proportionate." 

91 Points James Suckling  

"Plenty of brashly toasty and spicy oak on the nose here, this has a super fresh feel with ripe cherries and plums.
The palate delivers a strongly oak-derived, spicy thread and a juicy fruit core that makes for a complex, young style."


Our Regular price $23.99

Special Sale Price 

$18.00 a bottle

 $97.50 for six $16.25 )

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Our Thoughts on this wine.....

The deep garnet hue gives way to aromas of black cherry, plum, and licorice.
Supple, balanced tannins accompany dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry.
Structured acidity imbues this wine with a long finish.


Willamette Valley AVA
The Willamette Valley is 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide making it Oregon’s largest AVA. It runs from the Columbia River in Portland south through Salem to the Calapooya Mountains outside Eugene. Named for the river that flows through it, the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards in Oregon and includes seven appellations within its borders: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge, Van Duzer Corridor and Yamhill-Carlton.

Wine history: Modern winemaking in the Willamette Valley dates back 50 years with the genius of three UC Davis refugees who believed that Oregon was an ideal place to grow cool-climate varieties. Between 1965 and 1968, David Lett, Charles Coury and Dick Erath separately forged their way to the north Willamette Valley despite negative rumblings from their UC Davis cohorts who told them it was impossible to grow wine grapes in Oregon. They were the first to plant Pinot noir in the Willamette Valley. They also planted small amounts of related varieties, including Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Riesling.  These wine pioneers whole-heartedly believed that Oregon would one day become an important wine-growing region.
Other believers were not far behind. Within the next decade, David and Ginny Adelsheim, Ronald and Marjorie Vuylsteke, Richard and Nancy Ponzi, Joe and Pat Campbell, Susan and Bill Sokol Blosser and Myron Redford all planted vineyards in the Willamette Valley.  These families worked in a collaborative spirit, sharing advice, humor and encouragement, as they began writing history by producing superior wines in Oregon. It wasn’t until David Lett entered his 1975 Oregon Pinot noir in the 1979 Gault-Millau French Wine Olympiades and won top Pinot noir honors against France’s best labels that the world started to take notice of Oregon as a serious winemaking region. 
The Willamette Valley became an official AVA in 1983. Today, it is recognized as one of the premier wine producing areas in the world. It is most widely known for its award winning Pinot noir, but consistently earns top honors for other such cool-climate varieties as Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc.