Wine & Spirits 89 points - Scents of earth and dark fruit give way to direct black cherry flavor, a juicy red-fruited wine delivered in a foursquare structure. It would serve as a fine foil for beef stew.
The 2012 vintage is comprised of fruit from several different vineyards, predominately The Benches, Alder Ridge, Seven Hills, and Les Collines. The addition of Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot contributed to the blendís full body and firm tannins.
|North by Northwest represents wines made from inland grape growing appellations of the Columbia River Basin of Oregon and Washington. The NxNW winemakers have developed strong, creative relationships with growers and fellow winemakers in the Columbia River Appellation and throughout the northwest viticultural region - leading to this richly textured wine. NxNW is a unique lens for capturing the essence of terroir, the character of the people, and the quality of the wines from this great emerging winegrowing region.
|King Estate, celebrating 20 years of Oregon winemaking in 2011, is located southwest of Eugene, Oregon and produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and limited amounts of Chardonnay. Founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is committed to producing Oregon wines of exceptional quality using organic & sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, impeccable winemaking practices and judicious blending.
The beautiful estate of 1,033 acres is certified organic and includes 470 acres of organic vineyards, as well as 30 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The Estate is crowned by the charming, European-style winery, where the winemaking process is also certified organic.