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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 12 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
UPC Code(s)768675085820

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2015 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.2 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 39 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by zoom34 on 9/17/2013 & rated 89 points: Def an upside surprise. Nice light, crisp wine with citrus notes but not overwhelming with good balance. Nice wine - especially for the price. (1900 views)
 Tasted by Koblana on 6/14/2013 & rated 88 points: Citrus with a little sour hint at the end of each sip. (2310 views)
 Tasted by catmccon on 5/5/2013 & rated 85 points: winemaker notes say the following: The color is pale straw with golden highlights. The nose finds fresh pear and honeydew melon with flavors of mandarin orange, lemon, kiwi, pear and spice. A round entry on the palate with nice balance between acidity and residual sugar. A clean, refreshing finish.

I ordered a glass at dajio to go with some playoff hockey and an eggplant napolean- was trying for the driest, crispest wine on th e list. was expecting more of a finish from a cool climate white. Not bad- definitely get some pear and green apple and some acidity in the not-so-impressive finish. I keep trying to stray away from Marlborough and I am brought back every time. Nothing compares for me in terms of acidity, food friendliness and overall enjoyability from a white.

Had again in october/ 2013 and it's definitely better than your standard pinot grigio. Just nothing spectacular. Hard to love this wine but also hard to find anything partictularly wrong with it. decent "goes with anything light" sort of bottle. (2398 views)
 Tasted by MWMoore515 on 4/6/2013 & rated 87 points: Hint of citrus with a little bite. Refreshing for a warm spring day with salty nuts and of course cheese! (2540 views)
 Tasted by yobuddy16 on 4/3/2013 & rated 89 points: Agree with the other notes - really enjoyable (2460 views)
 Tasted by DanSm on 4/2/2013 & rated 85 points: I really have never enjoyed Pinot Grigio. This is the first one from that grape I've enjoyed (1160 views)
 Tasted by Ron Van Holland on 3/26/2013 & rated 89 points: Hint of gold color. Alluring nose and flavor of green pear, honeysuckle, and lemon/orange citrus. Lots of perky acid in the mouth and a surprisingly long, mouthwatering finish. This isn't a watery pino gris, is a great aperitif, and will pair with seafood or chicken with some weight, such as with a remoulade. (924 views)
 Tasted by jbehrendt on 3/13/2013 & rated 87 points: A bit tart to drink alone; but went very nice with pasta with asparagus and cream sauce. (851 views)
 Tasted by Mike Kopanski on 1/26/2013 & rated 88 points: Giant Wine Sale & Tasting Cellar on Greene 1/26/2013 (Cellar on Greene, Columbia, SC): I really love this wine. Thank You King Estate and Oregon for bringing us this little jewel. This is not a high scoring blockbuster. Actually, it is kind of clear, and light like a stunning petite girl wearing a designer, sparkling ball dress in a formal room full of tall people. You have to stand back and compare to previous sensory remembrances to appreciate what is in front of you. The color is almost clear. The nose is soft and elegant combining small amounts of fresh cut pears with citrus aromas. Pure, elegant silk across the palate with pear and citrus that mimic the nose. The balancing acidity is super smooth and in the background. The finish refreshes, then slips away, almost like a sparkling wine. Only in Oregon do we get this kind of soft silky style of Pinot Gris. Depending on your palate, this wine could score any where from 85 to 93 points. (1119 views)
 Tasted by Lcevanczyk on 9/16/2012 & rated 97 points: Had at violate. Light and easy to drink. (1259 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)

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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