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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2004 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley
OptionsShow variety and appellation

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2006 and 2008 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.6 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 9 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by behm0027 on 4/23/2007 & rated 87 points: A pale yellow...almost clear. Lovely nose of pear, pineapple, and honeydew. Apple, pear, kiwi, and melon on the palate. Mild acidity, short finish with notes of honey. Lack of complexity means it can't quite hit the 88 mark. Four Graces is better for the dollar range. (1109 views)
 Tasted by raadams on 12/25/2006 & rated 88 points: No notes. (1218 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/23/2006 & rated 86 points: Purchased from restaurant wine list. On the nose, pear, apple, and some flowers. On the palate, relatively thin, with pear, apple and maybe a hint of apricot, with a relatively short finish with a bit of spice. Not very concentrated, moderate acidity. I like the Chehalem better. (1196 views)
 Tasted by mbieweng on 12/8/2006 & rated 86 points: Unoffensive but somewhat uninteresting. Typical fruit. Somewhat flat. Reasonable choice for an inexpensive group/party wine (1260 views)
 Tasted by mbieweng on 12/8/2006 & rated 86 points: Unoffensive, though uninteresting. Typical fruit, somewhat flat. Reasonable choice for an inexpensive broad appeal party wine. (1260 views)
 Tasted by mmurry on 9/16/2006 & rated 90 points: Pinot Family (Farpointe Cellar): This wine was fantastic. The nose had wonderful pear and apple aromas that were paired with some spice and floral notes. The palate had the same fruit and spices as the nose, as well as some wet stone flavors. The acidity was nice and the finish long and tasty. (1375 views)
 Tasted by Acohen on 9/4/2006 & rated 88 points: Nice, light and acidic (1367 views)
 Tasted by cgrimes on 8/4/2006 & rated 88 points: As always good balance between fruit (pear, apple) and acid producing a very refreshing, lovely wine. I like to drink this as an aperitif though is also great with food. (1132 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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