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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2007 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley
OptionsShow variety and appellation
UPC Code(s)768675960127

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2006 and 2008 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.3 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 18 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by MCrawford on 3/22/2010 & rated 88 points: Pleasantly surprised at how well this wine has held up. I opened it thinking it would come across as flat, flabby and past its prime. Not true in my opinion. Still Clean and crisp, nice lemon and grapefruit in the nose and across the palate. As it warmed in the glass, I could find some of the mineral tones. Last bottle I had, but most enjoyable. (787 views)
 Tasted by curtispomeroy on 3/1/2009 & rated 87 points: Not quite as good as last time. Probably pushed this vintage a little too far. (1061 views)
 Tasted by ewisor on 12/22/2008 & rated 87 points: Oregon does Pinot Gris so well! (1157 views)
 Tasted by curtispomeroy on 11/14/2008 & rated 88 points: The steady Eddy comes through again as a good pairing with cod. (1121 views)
 Tasted by OregonWineGeeks on 11/11/2008 & rated 91 points: This wine in the glass is a light straw colored with a slightly golden tinge. The nose light , melon, apple and pear it leads you to believe that a very sweet wine is to come. Your sip is rewarded with a flash of sweet fruit with a solid middle mineral structure to a nice acidic tart finish. 91 (849 views)
 Tasted by curtispomeroy on 10/9/2008 & rated 89 points: Another very enjoyable wine. This has quickly become our go-to wine when having fish like cod. (763 views)
 Tasted by cgrimes on 8/1/2008: Similar to previous notes. Nice. (765 views)
 Tasted by jjlobi on 6/4/2008 & rated 87 points: This is a nice wine, nothing really remarkable. There are less expensive options that are just as satisfying. (887 views)
 Tasted by curtispomeroy on 4/23/2008 & rated 89 points: Same notes as last bottle. Will need to restock. (1125 views)
 Tasted by curtispomeroy on 4/15/2008 & rated 89 points: Very enjoyable wine. Even the wife, who is not a big fan of whites, thought it was really refreshing and tasty. (1138 views)
 Tasted by armchairsommelier on 2/25/2008 & rated 89 points: Peach and nectarine on the nose - very bright and tropical. Immediate flavor of grapefruit with zingy acidity. Lingering finish of fresh pears. I'd definitely purchase again. Salud! (1116 views)
 Tasted by cgrimes on 12/20/2007 & rated 88 points: Sunriver 2007. Pale yellow color. Floral, fruity nose. Palate of pears, apricots, flowers with some minerality and acidity to make this wine clean and crisp. Very enjoyable everyday wine. (1224 views)
 Tasted by jfp on 11/30/2007 & rated 90 points: Immediately likable. Ripe lush pears and peaches on the nose with a hint of grapefruit that really comes to the fore on tasting. As it warms, some subtle pineapple and kiwi come around, along with a nice chalky minerality. Body is surprisingly full and the acidity is clear as a bell and a bit on the puckering side, which makes me immediately think that this will match well with food. Very good. Good QPR. (1246 views)
 Tasted by MCrawford on 9/3/2007 & rated 88 points: Pale yellow coloring, medium body with a hint of mineral that I didn't get the first time I drank this. Still clean and crisp with plenty of lemon and grapefruit. A party pleaser wine. (1336 views)
 Tasted by MCrawford on 7/2/2007 & rated 88 points: Clean, Crisp, melon, lemon, grapefruit. Nice body and finish. (1396 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

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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