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 Vintage2008(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2010 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationParadox
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon

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Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Ewhite30 on 12/7/2012 & rated 91 points: Drinking great right now. (569 views)
 Tasted by Ewhite30 on 11/22/2012 & rated 91 points: I enjoyed it the last time around, but didn't pay that much attention - we drank it on the patio on a hot end of a summer day, worked great. This go around was more than enjoyable - great depth on the nose and palate, more than I usually expect from a Pinot Gris. The wine is washed out yellow, but with almost a silver sheen, and on the nose I picked up notes of sweet apricot and wet stone... just smelled great. The palate carries more apricot, adding peach and citrus.... the oak is slight, adding some richness as well. The acidity goes without saying, and I'm actually surprised this stands up as well as it does this many years along.... great wine. (581 views)
 Tasted by Ewhite30 on 9/5/2011 & rated 89 points: An oaked version of KE's consistently good Pinot Gris - nice orchard fruit on the nose, some lemon and other citrus notes with a rich mouth feel. Really enjoyable wine. (843 views)

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King Estate

Producer website

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King Estate winery in Oregon in this 2003 photograph.

Pinot Gris

From Pinot Gris Wikipedia entry:
Wines made from the Pinot gris vary greatly and are dependent on the region and wine making style they are from. Alsatian Pinot gris are medium to full bodied wines with a rich, somewhat floral bouquet. They tend to be spicy in comparisons with other Pinot gris. While most Pinot gris are meant to be consumed early, Alsatian Pinot gris can age well. German Pinot gris are more full-bodied with a balance of acidity and slight sweetness. In Oregon the wines are medium bodied with a yellow to copper-pink color and aromas of pear, apple, and/or melon. In California, the Pinot gris are more light bodied with a crisp, refreshing taste with some pepper and arugula notes. The Pinot grigio style of Italy is a light-bodied, often lean wine that is light in color with sometimes spritzy flavors that can be crisp and acidic. Although this wine can be very sweet, it will begin to lose its acidity when it is nearly ripe.

Pinot gris is considered an "early to market wine" that can be bottled and out on the market within 4–12 weeks after fermentation.
Varietal character (Appellation America)

Les mets conseillés avec ce vin
Conseillé pour l'apéritif et avec les mets suivants :
Foie Gras terrine
Foie Gras poęlé
Tarte tatin

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

Oregon

Oregon Wine, Oregon Wineries (Oregon Wine Board)

 
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