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 Vintage2012 Label 1 of 6 
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
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UPC Code(s)768675960127

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2015 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.3 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 27 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by diggydan on 4/19/2015 & rated 82 points: Sweet and flabby and at the same time a thin mouthfeel. (304 views)
 Tasted by Endodr on 3/21/2015 & rated 86 points: I chose this as my white wine for a large party at Morton's Steak House. At $53 dollars, restaurant price, it was a reasonable buy. This wine ihas a very pale yellow color and a nose of white flowers and lemon zest. It tastes of citrus, green apple, and pear. The wine is medium bodied with nice crisp acidity that is countered by the sweetness of it's fruit. It went well with Morton's Chicken Christopher and Broiled Salmon dishes. Nice generic white wine. Nothing special, but I heard no complaints from the white wine drinkers. (227 views)
 Tasted by oropeza on 3/15/2015 & rated 85 points: straightforward apple tart and lemon. not best value at price but good (228 views)
 Tasted by DL Cellars on 10/18/2014 & rated 88 points: Decent Pinot Gris, a little sweeter and heavier than a traditional Pinot Grigio. (580 views)
 Tasted by Tim221 on 9/30/2014 & rated 90 points: This wine remains one of our very favorite Pinot Gris. (681 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 8/21/2014 & rated 88 points: Light gold color. PNP, drank 1 glass over 45 minutes in a restaurant. This was typical and very acceptable. Lemon, citrus, some mineral, clean, good acid, average finish. Good value bottle/restaurant wine. 87+ to 88pts. (783 views)
 Tasted by dssinger on 7/31/2014 & rated 86 points: Straightforward, crisp, some lemon and apple notes. Great on a hot day with fish or chicken! (641 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 6/28/2014 & rated 87 points: Crisp, refreshing green apple, simple, high acidity. (661 views)
 Tasted by Lowridenn on 5/11/2014 & rated 89 points: Bright and crisp. White flowers, acidity, slate, petrol, stone fruits. Straw-colored with a slight yellow hue. (493 views)
 Tasted by Rwsmith5 on 4/23/2014 & rated 90 points: Medium bodied with flavored of pear, apricot, a touch of honey and florals. Held up well against "bang bang shrimp." (490 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 4/12/2014 & rated 87 points: Clean, crisp, simple, refreshing, apple, pear, hints of minerals, nice deck wine. (440 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 3/15/2014 & rated 89 points: Sour green apple, peach, lime, hints of honey, clean, fresh, smooth, nothing not to like here. (328 views)
 Tasted by Halfeel on 3/15/2014 & rated 88 points: Paired well with Drake's Bay oysters, pizza with white anchovies and salad with Point Reyes Blue Cheese. . (403 views)
 Tasted by Rezy13 on 2/15/2014: Very pale with only faintest hint of amber; tons of white flower and spiced apple, pear water, hint of honey; medium bodied with nice crispness and acid; simple but very nice. (356 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

USA

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Oregon

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