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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 6 
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationSignature Collection
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
UPC Code(s)768675960127

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2012 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.1 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 48 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Lakedog on 12/22/2014 & rated 82 points: Sour. (315 views)
 Tasted by wmccone54 on 7/19/2013 & rated 88 points: Drank from a 375. Medium bodied, straw colored. Spicy pear and some crisp grapefruit. Average finish. Paired well with a Cobb Salad. (1752 views)
 Tasted by EricBe on 2/4/2012 & rated 89 points: Crisp and pleasant. (3630 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/12/2011 & rated 90 points: 2011 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting (City View at Metreon, San Francisco, California): Pale yellow color; tart green apple nose; tasty, tart green apple palate; medium finish (3180 views)
 Tasted by Dexter Morgan on 9/4/2011 & rated 91 points: Golden straw. Aromatic nose of mixed citrus, green apples, pears, pineapple, and a hint of must. Long, lively, and crisp, this builds in the mouth, with a velvety texture and zingy acidity that counters the off-dry, honeyed finish. Delicious. (939 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 8/21/2011 & rated 88 points: Clean and crisp. (4022 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 7/3/2011 & rated 88 points: Paired with grilled fish and oysters, nice match. (4007 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 6/19/2011 & rated 88 points: Nice deck wine, fresh and crisp. (3541 views)
 Tasted by dssinger on 5/5/2011 & rated 85 points: as always (170 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 4/30/2011 & rated 88 points: 4th Saturday Group brown bagger (Our house): Subtle melon overtones with mineral and citrus notes as well. Better balance than the first wine; melon and mineral qualities follow through on the palate. (2401 views)
 Tasted by socidelvino on 4/8/2011 & rated 90 points: Tasting of Pinot Grigio of the World - Vinitaly 2011

Eye: light color. Nose: citrus, leaves. Palate: flinty, residual sweetness, rounded, good finish.

Favorite of the tasting. (1437 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 3/14/2011 & rated 88 points: Fresh, crisp, clean, with citrus and pear, went well with chicken salad. (2538 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 3/9/2011 & rated 90 points: Ripe pear and white peach with some lemony citrus and nice acidity. Enjoyed this more than I did previously - seemed fresher and more crisp. (2472 views)
 Tasted by dsgris on 12/26/2010 & rated 90 points: Off dry, melon, citrus and cucumber. Moderate tartness and mineral/stony, light fruit. Pleasant, smooth drinking with slight mineral finish. (2801 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 12/22/2010: Served 2 bottle at a party, did not taste. (2765 views)
 Tasted by dssinger on 11/22/2010 & rated 85 points: tasty as always (164 views)
 Tasted by dssinger on 10/19/2010 & rated 84 points: Nothing special (164 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/13/2010 & rated 92 points: 2010 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries Tasting (Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center, SF, CA): Green fruit, floral nose; lime, tart green fruit, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (4400 views)
 Tasted by joshwoodward on 10/6/2010 & rated 87 points: More acid, still easy. Delicious. $18 (1417 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 9/18/2010 & rated 88 points: Peach, apple, melon. Slightly sweet, crisp palate. Lacking a bit of acidity. (3047 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/12/2011)
(King Estate Pinot Gris Signature Collection) Pale yellow color; tart green apple nose; tasty, tart green apple palate; medium finish  90 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/13/2010)
(King Estate Pinot Gris Signature Collection) Green fruit, floral nose; lime, tart green fruit, mineral palate; medium-plus finish  92 points
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King Estate

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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

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