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David Skinner

David Skinner

Freedom Hill

King Estate Winery Freedom Hill Pinot Noir 2015

Willamette Valley, United States
21 days ago

David scored this wine: 93/100

Deep garnet color. A nose with predominantly raspberries, plums, vanilla and spices. Well balanced. Medium bodied with soft tannins and racy acidity. Dark fruits on the palate with black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate complimenting each other. a long finish with plenty of fruit and spice. The 2015 vintage marks King Estate’s return to sourcing from the Willamette Valley’s world-renowned Freedom Hill Vineyard.

Nicholas Vineyard

King Estate Winery Nicholas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Willamette Valley, United States
21 days ago

David scored this wine: 91/100

Ruby red color with crimson rim. The nose conveys dark cherry, rhubarb and smokey hints along with floral notes. Well balanced with medium tannins and succulent acidity and flavors of cherry, raspberry, tobacco and vanilla. A long finish full of complexity.

King Estate Winery Sparkling Pinot Gris 2008

Willamette Valley, United States
21 days ago

David scored this wine: 92/100

Pale straw color. Aromas of citrus and pear accented by hints of candied orange peel. Plenty of effervescence and flavors of citrus with hints of hazelnut from its aging. Crisp acidity and a creamy mouthfeel. Very pleasing.

Evenstad Reserve

Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley, United States
21 days ago

David scored this wine: 92/100

Medium garnet and a pink rim. Complex aromas of strawberry, red licorice, cherry, mushroom and leather . Silky tannins and good acidity to balance. Luscious fruit with red cherry, mushroom and a richness to match its complexity. A long and delicious finish.

Evenstad Reserve

Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Dundee Hills, United States
21 days ago

David scored this wine: 92/100

Light golden hue. Fulsome aromas with pineapple, lemons beeswax and floral highlights. A well balanced wine with solid acidity and a velvety texture. Baked apple and mild citrus on the palate with a long finish.

David Skinner

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