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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 6 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
SubRegionWillamette Valley
AppellationWillamette Valley
UPC Code(s)768675037126

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2011 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 18 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Christine Havens on 12/13/2015 & rated 90 points: I was lucky enough to have tasted a vertical of King Estate Pinot Gris, the oldest from 1995. While Pinot Gris is a variety that is championed for its ageworthiness, the 2008 Kine Estate Domain defies that logic—it's fabulously fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity leading the charge. White grapefruit and lime zest intertwine wet stone, slate and mildly leesy undertones. This particular bottle is drinking beautifully. 13.0% ABV Sample (168 views)
 Tasted by burgamrhein on 8/13/2013 & rated 82 points: Not as satisfying as the bottle I had a couple of years ago. Medium body. Bold fermented lemon and orange, then a sudden, simple finish and a light citrus taste that lingers. (904 views)
 Tasted by memeugene on 5/4/2013 & rated 92 points: Holding up very nicely. Stood up very well with asparagus. (986 views)
 Tasted by ChinonRouge on 9/13/2011 & rated 89 points: Good, but I didn't enjoy it as much this time around. Tasted on the 3rd day after storage in a vacuum wine cooler and the wine was pretty good. What a chameleon. Recommended. (2010 views)
 Tasted by ChinonRouge on 8/23/2011 & rated 91 points: Rock'n value and a crowd pleaser. Do yourself a favor and buy some (a case?). (1926 views)
 Tasted by ChinonRouge on 7/17/2011 & rated 90 points: Very drinkable. Good QPR. (1940 views)
 Tasted by Gage on 7/8/2011 & rated 96 points: Peaches, citrus, good minerality. (1373 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 6/25/2011 & rated 89 points: 4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (Joe P's): Another in a lineup of very pale wines displaying citrus and grassy aromas. The palate follows the bouquet. Guessed CA Sauv Blanc. (1683 views)
 Tasted by vegasoenophile on 2/3/2011 & rated 93 points: Really pretty melon and stone fruit flavors with lovely florals. Nice!
- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010 (1315 views)
 Tasted by kbrater on 11/16/2010 & rated 90 points: Exceptionally delicious Oregon Pinot Gris. Elegant and fruit forward. Perfect. (1373 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/13/2010 & rated 91 points: 2010 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries Tasting (Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center, SF, CA): Green apple, lime nose; green apple, tart lime palate; medium finish (2888 views)
 Tasted by Wine Curmudgeon on 3/25/2010: Classic Oregon pinot gris, exactly what it is supposed to be (and a value at this price). Fresh and crisp, with pear/green apple fruit and a longish finish. (1758 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/13/2010)
(King Estate Pinot Gris Domaine) Green apple, lime nose; green apple, tart lime palate; medium finish  91 points
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King Estate

Producer website

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


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