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VintageTypeProducerVarietyDesignationVineyardCountryRegionSubRegionAppellationUPC Code
2008WhiteKing Estate (web)RieslingNextn/aUSAWashingtonn/aWashington768675065525

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Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2010 (based on 2 user opinions)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 84.6 pts. and median of 86 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by cartime on 1/26/2011 & rated 89 points: Had a glass at a business dinner, so no formal notes. Mostly dry Riesling with lots of sweet stone fruit and quince flavors. Nice value. Willing to try again, especially at this price. (1376 views)
 Tasted by joshwoodward on 10/6/2010 & rated 86 points: Medium sweetness, ok acid. (1205 views)
 Tasted by JasonG on 8/23/2010 & rated 88 points: Very pleasant, lemons and sweet flowers, with layers of pear and apple. Sugars could be a little better integrated, so they play the role of a partner to the acids rather than a supporter of the overall wine structure. But the minerality is clearly WA fruit, and it's very fine. Much better than sub-$10 wine, but a steal at $10, drinks like a $14-16 bottle. Showing no issues with being 2008 vintage, perhaps even better. (1549 views)
 Tasted by wino_tim on 7/9/2010 & rated 87 points: Straightforward, but very pretty, offering generous aromas of white grape, peach, lemon, crushed stones and a whiff of petrol. Light bodied and relatively dry on the palate with pithy citrus, white peach, and petrol flavors. Nicely balanced; a very solid effort. (1570 views)
 Tasted by gripNsip on 6/11/2010 & rated 85 points: A really nice, simple Riesling for the price. Lots of flavor, quite forward in approach, if the acidity could keep up with the flavor this would be scored higher. That said this is a very tasty wine packed with nice flavor. A great wine at the price point. (1644 views)

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King Estate

Producer website

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King Estate winery in Oregon in this 2003 photograph.

Riesling

Varietal character (Appellation America) | A short history of Riesling (Uncork) | Riesling (wikipedia)

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

Washington

Washington Wine Commission | Credit to Washingtonwine.org for this article

Washington Wine
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Wineries
With 30,000+ acres planted, the state has ideal geography and conditions for growing premium vinifera wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, the vines produce grapes of consistent quality, resulting in strong vintages year after year. While its focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the region also produces a wide range of other spectacular whites and reds.

Growers
Winemakers from all over the world have chosen to establish themselves in Washington, where they can create wines reflecting this region's unique characteristics. Their hand-crafted wines are receiving wide acclaim from critics regionally, nationally and internationally for their consistently high quality. Many of them have received scores of 90 and above from the major wine media. Overall this is a higher percentage than other leading wine regions.

Regions
As the state's fourth largest fruit crop, the Washington wine industry is an important contributor to the long-term preservation of Washington agriculture. The industry is committed to sustainable agricultural practices and conservation of water resources.
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Varieties
Washington produces more than 20 wine grape varieties - a ratio of 56 percent white to 44 percent red. As the industry matures and experiments, it finds many grape varieties that thrive throughout Washington's microclimates. There are more than 16,000 vineyard acres of red wine varieties statewide.

History & Vintages
Washington's wine future is limitless. As consumers discover the quality of Washington wines, demand continues to grow nationally and internationally. New acreage and wine varietals are being planted and new wineries are opening at a remarkable pace. Washington State is recognized as a premium viticultural region around the world.

State Facts
Washington's wine industry generates more than $3 billion to the state economy. It employs more than 14,000 people, directly and indirectly, with projections to add nearly 2,000 more jobs by 2006. In terms of tax revenues accrued to the state and federal government, wine grapes are among the highest tax generators of any agricultural crops. Furthermore, Washington wine tourism attracts nearly two million visitors annually contributing to the positive growth of local and regional economies.

Washington State - the perfect climate for wine = ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation, lifestyle, and social responsibility. All are key elements of this world-class wine industry.

 
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