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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 10 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationSignature Collection

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2014 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.8 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 38 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by hitechnomad on 7/6/2014 & rated 87 points: agreeable summer wine but not particularly interesting.very fruity, a bit sweet for me. (528 views)
 Tasted by Mspiggy on 9/29/2013 & rated 87 points: Green apple taste; crisp & clean (878 views)
 Tasted by vinniemontoni on 8/29/2013 & rated 87 points: Citric fruits on the nose with some pineapple to balance. Medium to light palate. Grapefruit, green apple and some lemon zest. Very short finish on the citric and dry side. Ok for the price but not a good match for my flavor profile. (908 views)
 Tasted by Mspiggy on 6/26/2013 & rated 80 points: Tart. Aromas and flavors of green apples. (970 views)
 Tasted by GoBlue2002 on 5/2/2013 & rated 89 points: Domaine Serene & King Estate - Store Tasting (Roseville, MN): Impressively good for an American pinot gris, a varietal I admittedly don't have much experience with - much drier than I expected. Sweet nose of melon without much complexity, but more balanced in taste, and enough acid for balance. Good QPR. (1276 views)
 Tasted by JumpAroundOnGrapes on 10/13/2012 & rated 88 points: Nose: Green apple, citrus, peach. Taste: pear, citrus, rich fruit, soft, medium body, good acidity/crisp. (1140 views)
 Tasted by Mauricerosenbaum on 7/30/2012 & rated 93 points: Super light and crisp with smooth after finish (910 views)
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King Estate

Producer website

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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