This California red is a rather simple wine. The bottle has foil and a proper cork. The initial smell is pleasant. It doesn’t have any harsh tones, but also doesn’t give a falsely inviting scent either. It is just pleasing.
The initial taste is smooth. It isn’t smooth due to a lack of flavor like some wines. The flavors are just subtle and none are overwhelming. There is nothing harsh or bitter about the wine. It is simply a good wine.
The blending of this wine is perfect for its purpose. It is meant to be a table wine that you can drink with any meal and serve to any guest.
I enjoyed this wine with fruit. It pairs nicely with black berries, raspberries, and strawberries. It was best with the strawberries.
Pairing this wine with crackers and cheese was not as good. It still worked, but I was not as thrilled. I think perhaps it was the choice of cheese. I was using gouda. I think it would have gone better with a cheddar or some other more flavorful cheese.
Overall I would definitely suggest this wine for dinner guests. It should please any pallet and not be offensive in anyway. In fact at $10 a bottle this is the type of wine that you can have at anytime. It also makes a good bottle to take to a dinner party. Keep one of these on hand for any last minute needs.
I give this wine a 5/5 on the Linda scale.
I really enjoyed this wine and had not ill effects from it.
Dr. Loosen Riesling (Dr. L) was suggested to me by the president of the company that I was working for at the time. He tried it and thought of me.
When I came across it in the store shortly after he suggested it I immediately bought a bottle and this became my new favorite wine. I think I drank only this wine for four of five months straight after that.
It is the kind of wine that you can just sit down and have a glass. It is smooth and slightly sweet. It is easy to drink. There is nothing bad about this wine.
This wine would be very easy for a person who doesn’t like or hasn’t developed a taste for wine yet. It is sweet so it isn’t going to prepare you for a Merlot or Pinot Noir sometime down the road, but it could be your stepping stone to a sauvignon blanc or a chardonnay.
Not that you need to step up from a Riesling. It is a wine of perfection in and of itself in my opinion.
If you are looking for a white wine I would highly suggest Dr. Loosen.
This is a California wine done right. The taste is smooth and delightful. There is nothing bad about this wine. This might be one of my favorite everyday drinking wines. You can have a glass at the end of the day to take the edge off or to complement your dinner.
This is not an overly expensive wine and not super cheap either.
Ok, maybe just the best I have ever had. Although it is not an everyday drinking wine from a price standpoint it isn’t that expensive. It is in the $20 – $30 range.
Smooth, unbelievably smooth with every sip. The flavor is not intense or overwhelming in any way. It also isn’t weak. It is simply good. If all wine tasted like this no one would drink anything else.
I like to age my King Estate bottles for a few years, mostly because I feel like I should only drink them on special occasions or give them as gifts. I look forward to the day I can bring a bottle as a dinner party gift. The older a wine is doesn’t always translate into a better wine so remember this. Wine is for drinking.
Have a bottle of King Estate Pinot Noir in your wine cellar or cabinet and find an occasion to drink it at least once every few years. Then replace it.