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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 2 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2007 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationDomaine
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley
UPC Code(s)768675037126

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2009 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.9 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 14 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Sijan on 12/19/2013 & rated 89 points: Very tasty, still holding up well despite age. Good acid. (281 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 9/23/2012 & rated 85 points: Very good - nice and crisp for summertime (591 views)
 Tasted by MatthewF on 6/11/2010: Primarily melon (honeydew) on the nose with a bit of of citrus. Fairly light bodied with an acceptable finish. Still drinking well, but have had much better bottles previously. (917 views)
 Tasted by 907grapenut on 2/13/2010 & rated 88 points: Initially a very sour nose. Some tropical notes underneath that. Nice smooth mouth feel and some tartness. (893 views)
 Tasted by rwilk_2000 on 12/16/2009 & rated 88 points: Nice wine, would probably qualify as a QPR for me. I found it light and flowery. The nose is citrus, but not too sweet. Taste of pear. Went well ith our salmon dinner adding a little flavor to the meal. (991 views)
 Tasted by Grace 77 on 4/27/2009 & rated 91 points: I also had a cork issue with this bottle, however, the rewards outweighed the issue...This wine is tropical and though it is a Pinot Gris, it is more full-bodied than most.
It sees no oak but has the richness of an oaked Chardonnay but some really wonderful, tropical flavors and a lingering finish. Pretty impressive. And it's one of their organic wines. I can't wait to visit this winery! (1041 views)
 Tasted by jeff nowak on 3/7/2009 & rated 85 points: paired with mixed green salad. no flaws, but a dud in my book. not much going on, VERY ordinary. (953 views)
 Tasted by wino_tim on 2/14/2009 & rated 91 points: A leesy, mature style - I wonder if this bottle had some cork issues that led to a bit too much oxygen joining the party - with floral aromas of white flowers, pears and lemon oil, this is round but still quite crisp. A long finish reveals further notes of apple and hints of honey. (810 views)
 Tasted by depdoc on 11/28/2008 & rated 90 points: Very nice balance, fruit. (912 views)
 Tasted by CORSkier on 6/15/2008 & rated 92 points: Fantastic example of the varietal. Perfect acid to sugar balance, nice sour citrusy flavors, and a pleasant nose. The color on this wine is outstanding, much deeper gold than any PG I've seen. (956 views)
 Tasted by ras2006 on 4/17/2008: Nice Pinot Gris (1041 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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