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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 6 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
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UPC Code(s)768675960127

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2014 (based on 10 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.1 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 46 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Kmartin7 on 11/20/2014 & rated 92 points: - Light gold color. It's in total harmony with a light body. Juicy texture with a long finish - Excellent fun to drink wine. We really like king Estates. This had a great fruit forward but not too tart,a nice dry finish that lasted (508 views)
 Tasted by FletcherInTheRy on 9/22/2013 & rated 85 points: Crisp. (1724 views)
 Tasted by Risky on 9/14/2013 & rated 89 points: The wine looks Straw colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Honeysuckle, Apple, Orange, Pineapple, and Grapefruit. It tastes like Apricot, Apple, Mango, Pineapple, Grapefruit, and Peach. The body is Medium with slight effervescence. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium with a slight apricot aftertaste. Pairs will with almost everything we tried! Not complex. (1601 views)
 Tasted by maderay on 8/25/2013 & rated 89 points: VG. Drank in Asheville with Vicki (1807 views)
 Tasted by RonT on 7/5/2013 & rated 89 points: Thought I had taken notes when we opened this a couple of days ago, but the bottle is now dry:-( great wine-dry with apples and great balance. This is an outstanding Pinot Gris at a great price. (1490 views)
 Tasted by Jake112380 on 7/5/2013 & rated 89 points: Great QPR. Apple and hineysuckle nose with some faint mineral undertones. Just a bit off dry with pear and apple flavors balanced with some acid. Very pleasant. (1981 views)
 Tasted by vinovin on 6/3/2013 & rated 86 points: Polished off with sushi - just a bit on the sweet side for this pairing. But by itself it has light and lingering tropical notes. (860 views)
 Tasted by Manacash on 5/29/2013 & rated 85 points: Pleasant. Good value. (795 views)
 Tasted by jmcafee on 5/24/2013: Very predictable King Estate pinot gris, which means is very good and drinkable. A very good buy at $12. (750 views)
 Tasted by Woodbridge Brad on 5/10/2013 & rated 88 points: Fresh and floral, it is crisp and tart in the mouth. At 13% alcohol it has a nice level of ripe flavors balanced with its acid. (701 views)
 Tasted by patsox on 3/13/2013 & rated 90 points: Wonderful as always. (989 views)
 Tasted by prasm on 2/17/2013 & rated 89 points: Tasted at Brix Midtown Crossing in Omaha. Nose: Medium expressiveness, white flowers, earth, and lemon. Palate: Medium bodied, sweet citrus fruit attack, creamy mouth-feel, zesty mid-palate. Finish: Medium length dominated by zesty citrus flavors. (808 views)
 Tasted by armchairsommelier on 2/6/2013 & rated 84 points: Not bad for a $13 impulse buy at Costco. I’ve had better (honestly, much better) Oregon Pinot Gris — this one is channeling a bit too much Italian style for me, but it’ll work for Wednesday. Very light in style, it’s loaded with acidity, but manages to hang-on to balance. Salud! (822 views)
 Tasted by Tim221 on 1/18/2013 & rated 85 points: Normally, King Estate Pinot Gris is one of my "go-to" white wines. This was our first 2011 vintage, and we weren't that excited about it. It was good, but not the usual exceptional we expect from King Estate Pinot Gris. The bouquet was light, but the taste and mouthfeel just okay. (819 views)
 Tasted by g & t on 1/12/2013 & rated 88 points: unremarkable pinot grigio - better than santa margherita but not superb. (870 views)
 Tasted by Marc on 12/7/2012 & rated 85 points: Excellent Pinot Gris that is more in the herbal, mineral Italian style, rather than the more Alsatian style that is prevalent in New Zealand. Bone dry, mineral and herbal - this is refreshing and has fine acid balance and a nice lingering finish. Was excellent with roasted salmon and vegetables. (872 views)
 Tasted by Bruce7b on 11/4/2012 & rated 83 points: This wine has been a favorite of mine for 5-6 years but the 2011 is easily the least drinkable. It taste more like a sauvignon blanc with a extra dose of sugar. (810 views)
 Tasted by wmccone54 on 10/20/2012 & rated 89 points: Always a very good sipper that goes well with d'horverves, snacks or on its own. One of the better and more consistent Pinot Gris producers in Oregon from year to year. Salty minerality, crisp citrus, and a nice finish. (834 views)
 Tasted by wmccone54 on 9/15/2012 & rated 88 points: Bright, clear, light straw color. Aromas of pear, stone fruit and some faint tangerine, with some minerality in the background. Medium mouthfeel displaying flavors of juicy pear and stony peach underscored with some saltiness on the finish. This will work well with a assortment of cheeses, baked seafood, broiled shellfish, or a hearty salad. Consistent producer style from year to year. A solid and enjoyable Pinot Gris. (909 views)
 Tasted by songoose on 8/12/2012 & rated 88 points: Juicy but crisp. No detailed notes, but I liked it. 87-89pts (1019 views)
 Tasted by Drial14 on 8/11/2012 & rated 86 points: - Light gold color and aromas of grapefruit. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of lemon and grapefruit with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish. (933 views)
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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)

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