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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 10 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2007 vintage.)
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationSignature Collection
UPC Code(s)768675960127

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

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.9 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 13 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Geo58 on 6/14/2010 & rated 86 points: A little hot - pears and citrus dominate. (1136 views)
 Tasted by raiderwes on 3/21/2010 & rated 88 points: crisp and fruity; drinking well now. (1149 views)
 Tasted by jamiebarger on 11/12/2009 & rated 85 points: Light pear and apple nose, hint of citrus maybe mandarin orange? Good amount of acid, great with grilled chicken (1119 views)
 Tasted by nvexplorer on 1/29/2009 & rated 90 points: Chrisp, acid forward, sweet mid, refreshing finish, good mouth feel. First sip is quite a tastebud surprise. Aroma and taste of peach, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Paired well with chicken and tropical fruit salad. (1233 views)
 Tasted by Rodenbach99 on 10/30/2008 & rated 92 points: Wow! D'emblée pour le prix il est difficile de trouver vin blanc d'une telle qualité. Belle robe jaune claire, le nez est frais avec de belles notes d'ananas et d'agrumes. La bouche est soyeuse, l'acidité est bien balancée, la finale est longue et quelque peu acide. De plus la maison King est partisane de l'agriculture biologique. Cette cuvée signature series est composée à 33% de raisins provenant du domaine biologique et 67% de raisins achetés d'autres domaines non-biologiques mais de culture raisonnée. (1354 views)
 Tasted by dcoplan on 6/11/2008 & rated 91 points: Smells like pears and honey - very nice. Slightest tingle on the tongue and a smidge of bitterness which actually contributes to its character. Body is medium light. Initial taste seems a touch watery but very pleasant flavors come through shortly thereafter. I like it. A great wine to drink on its own or a fine complement to a meal. (1109 views)
 Tasted by misfits on 4/26/2008 & rated 89 points: Smell of grass and lemons. Crisp, acidic attack. Short, green apple finish. Very pleasant. (1199 views)
 Tasted by plitton on 2/18/2008 & rated 87 points: A bit dryer I think than recent vintages. Enjoyable, dry, grassy and citrusy. Reminds me of summer (It's February and 10F). (1483 views)
 Tasted by sfell on 1/26/2008 & rated 88 points: Nice, crisp pinot gris with notes of green apple and citrus (1343 views)
 Tasted by LVwino on 12/17/2007 & rated 83 points: ok wine a little flabby. taste of green apple& apricot (1390 views)
 Tasted by AtlantaBill on 10/18/2007 & rated 89 points: Aroma of apple and citrus. Flavor of apple and citrus with nice minerals. Short bright finish. (1454 views)
 Tasted by EricB on 10/18/2007 & rated 87 points: Nice bottle - crisp body with some green apple flavors. Slight yeasty flavor, but wanted more. (1434 views)

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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, April 2008
(King Estate Winery Pinot Gris Domaine Collection) Subscribe to see review text.
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King Estate

Producer website

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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