The University of Oregon Alumni Association presents the Duck Alumni Wine Collection. This exceptional lineup of wines from Duck owned and affiliated Oregon vineyards features limited-release, uniquely-labeled wines you can only purchase here. The collection has been hand selected by alumni experts specially for the Duck family and a portion of your purchase supports the programs and services of the University of Oregon Alumni Association.
2016 King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has a dark garnet color with cherry red edges. The bouquet jumps out of the glass with ripe strawberries and raspberries with secondary notes of black tea, and earthen aromas. Rich dark cherries abound on the palate with fresh strawberry, sweet oak and vanilla flavors. This wine has a round and full mouthfeel upfront with supple tannins and a fresh, generous finish. Enjoy now through at least 2030.
King Estate was founded in 1991 on the principles of family, stewardship, and tradition. Sitting upon 1,033 acres at the southern tip of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, King Estate is the largest certified Biodynamic® vineyard in North America. With a third generation of family making wine on our mountain vineyard estate, King Estate remains family owned and farmed, dedicated to the highest standards in winemaking.
Lovely, long and lush! Full ripeness shows creaminess, a little phenolic punctuation, excellent weight and length. At the same time, there is balance and fine, crystalline accents of wet stones, fleshy peach, honeysuckle, green apple and lemon zest.
The story of Chehalem is rooted in a deep and abiding reverence for the land. From the vineyards we nurture and harvest to the wine we blend and age – we handle every step with respect to our fruit and an unwavering standard of sustainable practices. We consider ourselves a vineyard winery. We aim to reflect what the vineyard has produced, purely, with minimal processing and without compromising great fruit.