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 Vintage2012 Label 1 of 6 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2011 vintage.)
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationSignature Collection
UPC Code(s)768675960127

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2015 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 39 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by randy80831 on 12/13/2014 & rated 90 points: Color is almost clear with the lightest hint of straw. A very floral aroma is quite evident in the moderately aromatic nose present shortly after opening the wine. The wine has a very clean green fruit taste (pears) with maybe a hint of minerality and a short finish and light body. The wine is very balanced in acidity, alcohol, and tannins; none shine too brightly. A very well done Pinot Gris! Would not hesitate to buy again. (350 views)
 Tasted by KenPlace on 11/30/2014 & rated 88 points: Very nice Pinot Gris. Good complexity with a slight bitter note on the finish. (368 views)
 Tasted by mn47 on 9/7/2014 & rated 88 points: Plutôt minéral au nez. Une belle complexité en bouche: litchi, miel, pomme et rhubarbe. Une belle rondeur somme toute. Rapport Q/P honnête. (498 views)
 Tasted by morrisck on 8/20/2014 & rated 88 points: Very pale gold color. Floral to nose possibly honeysuckle with a hint of melon. Start of cantaloupe with hint of grapefruit. Finish is medium long with a smooth viscosity of grass and and citrus. (538 views)
 Tasted by khau0511 on 7/23/2014 & rated 91 points: Solid summer white. (606 views)
 Tasted by Dexter Morgan on 5/17/2014 & rated 89 points: Limpid straw. Very clean, balanced, and restrained, this has a pretty, floral element that sweetens the pear, honeysuckle, and melon aromas. The texture has a supple feel, with lime blossom, matching acidity, and crystallized fruit on the crisp finish. (518 views)
 Tasted by wtianseter on 5/9/2014 & rated 87 points: This showed a bit less fruit than I remembered from past bottles. Nice balance and bright crispness. Finish had a bit of nice tartness. (458 views)
 Tasted by chatters on 4/25/2014: Spring Bacchanal with Winemaker Ken Wright (Roti Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan): candied pear and stone fruit, very fruity nose. Sweet pear fruit dominates followed by some mid palate grip which all disseminates quite quickly on the short finish. Simple. (538 views)
 Tasted by khau0511 on 4/10/2014: Yum. Buy again :) (414 views)
 Tasted by M.Batard on 3/25/2014 & rated 89 points: Very pale straw color. Prairie grass (I stole that from another vintage's notes!) and Asian pear on a tart citrusy acidic palate. Medium long finish. I quite like this! Paired with herb-stuffed chicken breast, but would try with sushi as well. (373 views)
 Tasted by KenPlace on 3/16/2014 & rated 91 points: Good depth, flavor and balance. (290 views)
 Tasted by wtianseter on 2/9/2014 & rated 89 points: Lead off with this wine at a wine tasting. Nice light slightly golden color. The nose is of flowers. The taste is a very nicely balanced fruity lead with a good touch of minerality. Finish is smooth and subtle full mouth (322 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 poêlé
Tarte tatin


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