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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 6 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
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UPC Code(s)768675960127

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

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.6 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 36 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by GregBates on 12/29/2013 & rated 86 points: Ok (1004 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/24/2011 & rated 88 points: Easy drinking on its own but high in sulfites. Good smell and soft blend of fruit. (2963 views)
 Tasted by jmbara on 8/27/2011 & rated 88 points: Very pleasant - went well with sea bass. Excellent value for the price. Strong citrus. Dryer than what I had expected from a Pinot Gris. Good summer wine. (3309 views)
 Tasted by Oakjeff on 12/31/2010 & rated 87 points: The nose is quite lemony. It is also a bit grassy like a Sauv Blanc. However, the taste returns to the lemony side. Clean and quite crisp. Nice, long finish with the slightest hint of spice at the end. This is the third bottle I have had of this wine this year and I feel it is nearing the end of its life. (4569 views)
 Tasted by Joshiemac on 10/22/2010 & rated 87 points: Crisp and bright, with strong lemon notes followed by apple and more citrus. Refreshing and clean. Enjoyable. (4852 views)
 Tasted by Mythlogic on 10/16/2010 & rated 88 points: Light pale color. Pineapple and citrus on the nose. Some acid with a taste of sweet lemon and passion fruit. Decent QPR. Would try again (4136 views)
 Tasted by CMARSHALL on 9/1/2010 & rated 89 points: I don't normally like Pinot Grigio, but I really enjoyed this one. Crisp and bright flavors. (3454 views)
 Tasted by VegasOenophile on 8/25/2010 & rated 89 points: Clean and refreshing with lemon meringue, golden raisin and the slightest green tea hint. Nice!
- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 7/17/10 (3477 views)
 Tasted by Hbgsurgeon on 7/30/2010 & rated 87 points: Great wine at this price point. (3834 views)
 Tasted by mhondo17 on 7/29/2010 & rated 89 points: crisp, fresh, excellent light fruit, decent zest and acidity (3646 views)
 Tasted by Dude Buster on 4/30/2010 & rated 90 points: Very nice. Look for this one, I don't think you will be disappointed. (4039 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 4/25/2010: Fit the mood nicely and paired perfectly with a hard dish -- butternut squash ravioli in a blue cheese cream sauce. Yes indeed, it worked. (3998 views)
 Tasted by pwarms on 4/3/2010 & rated 86 points: Hits the Pinot Gris spot - just what its supposed to be and not pretending to be something else (4036 views)
 Tasted by sash on 2/28/2010 & rated 90 points: This wine made Wine Spectator's list of the Top 100 wines of 2009 and it also made San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 wines of 2009. Spectator gave it 90 Points as did Wine & Spirits Magazine, and then SF Chronicle gave it Double Gold. 'Nuff said. (4390 views)
 Tasted by Wine Curmudgeon on 1/29/2010: Flabby, boring and uninteresting. Not enough acid to balance the fruit, which makes it seem as if it has some RS despite its 13 percent alcohol. I expect much better from King. (4434 views)
 Tasted by joraesque on 12/10/2009 & rated 85 points: Good, vibrant Pinot Gris fruit, but a bit too light. Definitely not over-alcoholic; 13% AbV. Good QPR, but you pay what you get. (4557 views)
 Tasted by foodie on 12/3/2009 & rated 87 points: Faint yellow color. Bright, white floral aromas, citronella, candle wax, stone fruit. Lightweight but a nice balance of acidity and fruit. Plum, lemon zest, hints of tea. Fairly simplistic, abbreviated finish, noticeable alcohol. Pleasant. Drink now. (4672 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 poêlé
Tarte tatin


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