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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 2 
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
Designationn/a
VineyardOld School Vineyards
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley
UPC Code(s)768675116425

Drinking Windows and Values
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Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 3 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Ewhite30 on 7/18/2013 & rated 90 points: Citrus notes take the forefront on the nose with a light floral quality as well. On the palate there's a refreshing tartness, tangerine and limes but with nice minerality - I would describe it as almost tonic like. Honey sweetness throughout and as it warmed gave way to nectarine and cider notes.

I tend not to be a huge fan of Pinot Gris but this one has some solid depth.... next to the KE Paradox, my favorite of their wines. (346 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

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

Oregon

Oregon Wine, Oregon Wineries (Oregon Wine Board)

Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Wineries Association | Willamette Valley (Oregon Wine Board)

Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Wineries Association | Willamette Valley AVA Wikipedia article

 
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