Wine Wednesday: King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2014 ($20)

2014 King's Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir - red wine - THEGRAPE

This Week In Red Wine: King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2014 ($20)

“Deep in color and lushly scented, this wine speaks of moist earth, dark chocolate and black cherry.” – Wine Enthusiast


Wine Ratings & Awards

Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2016

Wine Spectator – 90 Points (2014)

Wine Enthusiast – 86 Points (2014)

Best Wines Under $20 – 2016

Best Cheap Wines of the Year – 2016


Wine Review

Noted as the ‘Kings of Pinot’, King Estate produces wines that enhance the lives of their devotees and aim to please. In 1990, Ed King stumbled upon a piece of land with rich soil for growing hay to feed local livestock. And by the mid 90’s, more than 100 acres were planted to cultivate the most clonally diverse soil and climate-matched vineyard ever grown in the state of Oregon. The estate is fecund and features beautiful orchards, vegetable and fruit gardens, a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and restaurant – a must see for all wine enthusiasts.

The highly praised, 2014 King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir showcases bright fruit aromas of raspberry and strawberry, cherry cola and dark chocolate. This velvety light-bodied wine stuns the masses with its lively fruit flavors and earthy notes, offering good acidity and balance. Wine Spectator left the following review, “The crisp tannins and sleek structure give the up-front blackberry, currant and floral spice flavors good lift, coming together smoothly on the persistent finish.”

Drink the 2014 King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir now or next year; no need to store this wine, it’s ready to rock your palate. Even though this wine can be drunk alone and thoroughly enjoyed, we recommend pairing this Pinot with the following dishes: a hot roast beef, THEGRAPE’s Pasta Pescatore recipe, grilled salmon teriyaki, or a bowl of cheesy tortellini.


Wine Region: Southern Willamette, Oregon

Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Style: Medium-bodied, Complex & Velvety

Drinks Like:  Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012 ($46), Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir 2012 ($70)


Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Pasta Pescatore recipe – Click To View Recipes

Pasta Pescatore And Italian Wine - THEGRAPE

Also try these delicious recipes: Hot Roast BeefGrilled Salmon Teriyaki and Cheesy Tortellini. **Note: Asiago cheese pairs really well with Pinot Noir

We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try this 2014 King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir food and wine recipe pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!


King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2014
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Grape Certified Gold

Another great Pinot from Oregon! The 2014 King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir is a delicious red wine THEGRAPE has rated Grape Certified Gold. The 2014 vintage King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir proves two things: #1 - King Estate wines rule and will definitely enhance your life! Relish a truly aromatic wine with flavors of ripe black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and warm chocolaty notes coupled with earthy nuances. This Grape Certified Gold wine is delicious and easy to drink, you may want to buy two just in case. The first bottle went rather quickly with my friends and I. Visit to learn more about this cheap red wine and its food and wine pairings.

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