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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 6 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2011 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
OptionsShow variety and appellation
UPC Code(s)768675960127

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2013 (based on 6 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.2 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 22 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by winosot on 2/22/2013 & rated 85 points: Never had this wine before (any vintage) but heard it was good value for the price and so gave it a go. What a lovely wine. Bags of fruit.. white peaches balancing fresh acidity. It developed to granny smith apples with hint of grapefruit followed by a little lime on the full finish. Probably should have been matched with food but on a warm Florida evening it hit all the right notes being quaffed down. On the evidence here I will buy again ( perhaps a different vintage to see what else is on offer). (902 views)
 Tasted by RussK on 9/2/2012 & rated 90 points: RussK. At Trulux with the left overs. Very compelling. Should try more Oregon Pinot Gris. (1265 views)
 Tasted by vin0vin0 on 7/11/2012 & rated 88 points: This is a really nice summer wine, full of citrus and acidity. Lemon and green apple on the middle, nice mouth feel with just a touch of spice. Somewhere between a Napa Sauvignon Blanc and an unoaked chardonnay. (1375 views)
 Tasted by fbrack on 5/24/2012 & rated 89 points: My wife and I were surprisingly pleased with this 2010 King Estate Pinot Gris, as we do not generally favor wines from this grape. The only reason I bought it was because it was for sale in the clearance bin for only $9. After tasting it, I ran back to find more, but there were none. The wine was quite delicious, perhaps a bit less dry than others we like, but very flavorful. It was great with or without food. The label says it has "incredible food pairing versatility," and I don't think I would disagree. Highly recommended. (1433 views)
 Tasted by Jason Rzutkiewicz on 9/2/2011 & rated 88 points: (13%) Bright tangerine and lime fruit with nice mineral and acidity (with a bit of pepper spice) on the back of the palate. Nice mouth feel; crisp and refreshing with a lively finish with tart green apple and lingering citrus fruit. None of the flabbiness I typically get on your average Oregon Pinot Gris and much more restrained (or is it just “less rich”) as well. At $13 this is money well spent. A nice wine at a reasonable price; replacing the Elk Cove Pinot Gris as the best I’ve had (and my new benchmark) to date from Oregon. I’ll buy again.

Wine Geek Notes: 82,500 cases made, fermented in 100% stainless steel (2312 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

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