Inscription is a vow of Authenticity.

The King family has sourced the Pinot Noir grapes for this wine from some of the most acclaimed vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. This is classic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, with lush red fruit and flavors of forest and earth – a showcase for the unique and authentic place of Oregon in the wine world.

2018 Inscription
Willamette Valley
Pinot Noir

Small-Lot Separation Approach

100% of King Estate’s Pinot Noir lots, blocks and clones are kept separate through the entire winemaking process before blending. Each lot has to be managed individually and we maximize quality across our entire vineyard portfolio and give our winemakers more tools for blending.

Lot Grading

Our winemaking team tastes daily throughout fermentation and barrel aging. After fermentation, every lot will be tasted at least once per month. We typically have 200 Pinot Noir lots that are ultimately graded on a 100-point-scale and assigned to a wine program.

In the 2018 vintage, just 43% of the Pinot Noir that King Estate sourced met our high-quality standards and the remainder was sold to other wineries. This approach leaves King Estate with “the best lots” for our Inscription Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

“Our small lot separation approach and grading process is unique to a winery of our size. We only use small fermenters and grow more fruit than we need. This allows us to be very selective and only choose lots that meet our high standards, leaving us with the “cream of the crop” for our Pinot Noir wines.”

Ed King, CEO & Co-Founder

Tasting Notes

This wine delivers with fresh red fruit flavors, like raspberry and ripe strawberry. There are definitive Oregon flavors of mushroom, forest floor and earth. This is rich and well-built with oak and vanilla nuances attributed to aging in French oak.

Winemaking Specifications

AVA
100% Willamette Valley
Alcohol
13.5 %