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 Vintage2002 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2003 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 2003 and 2005 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86 pts. and median of 86 pts. in 6 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Halcyn on 10/9/2006 & rated 84 points: past it's time...and even if it were time...pazzzz (1257 views)
 Tasted by plitton on 12/5/2005 & rated 86 points: A nice balance of oak with a touch of sweetness. Delicate nose with a whif of honeysuckle and fresh honeydew. Pallette is a quick experience of honey, grass and a touch of oak. Don't serve it too cold. It warms up well. It's an easy drinker--won't stand up well with too much food. (1693 views)
 Tasted by mjayer on 3/12/2005 & rated 88 points: Nose of muted grapefruit and citrus rind which remained delicate but became more expressive as the wine warmed up a touch. On the palate the lively acidity was finely balanced with intermediate creaminess and weight. Flavours of apples, citrus and honey show through. This was a nice match with seared scallops and roast pork loin with apples and pears. A good value to boot. (1541 views)
 Tasted by lshantz on 2/23/2005 & rated 88 points: A bargain: pear, apricot & a hint of melon. Not overly acidic but worked great with food. (1579 views)
 Tasted by rkorchid on 12/13/2004: Not my style. Sharp and acidic. Perhaps better with different food. Touches of honey and flavor, but not enough.

After 4 tries I discovered that this wine went beautifully with a grilled cheese sandwich. Crisp and some pleasant richness. It failed miserably with a cod dish with cabbage cooked in Champagne and heavy cream in phyllo. It was marginally better with a shrimp and broccoli stir fy. And it was just pleasant with sauteed sole and tartar sauce. (1525 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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