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 Vintage2006
TypeWhite - Sweet/Dessert
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationVin Glacé
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2011 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.1 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 16 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by rocknroller on 1/10/2015 & rated 90 points: Last Minute Get Together (Kevin and Vicki's): Medium amber color. Drank 1 glass over 30 minutes. The nose exudes pear and apricot, some white flowers. The palate is like thick pure pear juice, some apricot as well, and a very sweet core. This was a bit more sweet than I recall from previous bottles, but at 19.4% that's not a shock. Last bottle and it held up well. 90+pts. (456 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 6/30/2013 & rated 92 points: Still holding up well. Consistent with previous notes. (483 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 3/31/2013 & rated 93 points: Easter Wines with Family (Our House): Deep amber color. PNP, drank 1 glass over an hour. I love this nose, full of apricot, orange blossum, honey, floral, peach, creme brule. The palate is strikingly full, viscous, ripe apricots, tangerine, honey, vanilla, spices, long finish. I continue to be impressed by the balance of this wine. Definitely not fading yet. (649 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 8/8/2012 & rated 93 points: Dinner at Tilia (Tilia, Mpls): Amber color. Drank 1+ glass over 20 minutes. This may have been the best bottle to date. The purity of the fruit here is amazing. Apricots galore, pear, flowers, a honeyed velvet texture and a singing, long finish. Great balance. This just keeps getting better. Dangerously easy to drink. I would love to see if this is reproducible in other vintages. 93+ pts. (1022 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 7/22/2012 & rated 92 points: Monthly Wine Group: Domestic Pinots and Chards From Some Top Producers (Levain, Mpls): Consistent with previous bottles. Just a great way to end a meal and the evening. 92+pts. (1313 views)
 Tasted by wineglas on 3/31/2012 & rated 92 points: Double Blind at My House: A nice wine with appricots, minerals and peaches. Rich and thick and tasty. Drink now. (1078 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 3/30/2012 & rated 93 points: Double Blind Mini Offline (John's House): Consistent with previous notes. Great way to wrap the day. (851 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 3/10/2012 & rated 93 points: Bird Wines of Alcatraz or The Bird Brain Wine & Dine (Judith's House): Brought this as a treat to finish the evening and it did not disappoint. Consistent with previous bottles. Just a great bottle, and so easy to drink. Very full and complex. Quite the crowd pleaser. I didn't include this for consideration as my WOTN, but...it would have been. (934 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 3/1/2012 & rated 93 points: Amber color. Drank 2 glasses on two evenings. This was just another glorious experience with wine. Notes are quite consistent adding a nice pure pear note on the nose and palate. (579 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 2/3/2012 & rated 92 points: Dark yellow, almost amber color. Drank 1 glass over 15 minutes. Nose is wonderful with apricots, honey, oranges, and florals. The palate has a cornucopia of rich and flavorful fresh fruits, well balanced sweetness, creme brule, and a long finish. This was outstanding and in no danger of fading. (551 views)
 Tasted by theduck on 10/18/2009 & rated 85 points: Honey, apples, vanilla, and baking spices. (739 views)
 Tasted by B Paul on 8/4/2009 & rated 90 points: On sale for $12/375ml. Good value. (862 views)
 Tasted by brombie on 3/1/2009 & rated 91 points: Subtlety is the keyword here. There's a mix of peach and apple in there. Transition is smooth, not cloying, very easy to go down. (846 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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