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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 17 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2018 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.1 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 45 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by eddybogus on 5/16/2012 & rated 90 points: This was my first Pinot Gris and it was wonderful. Great acid, taste, and bouquet. Will be buying this (and perhaps similar!) wine soon. (3440 views)
 Tasted by azwino on 11/13/2011 & rated 87 points: No formal notes, paired great with a chicken corn chowder, Foral and mineral notes, with some acidity and citrus. (4372 views)
 Tasted by flussier on 11/10/2011 & rated 81 points: Robe de couleur: Dorée très pâle, Bouquet faible, Bouquet: Citron, poire, fleur blanche; Amertume présente, Corsé; Arômes en bouche: Pomme verte, miel, fleur, lime, Trop amère, manque de finesse , vin d'été (640 views)
 Tasted by maximegousse on 6/26/2011 & rated 84 points: My first Pinot Gris from USA, normally drink some from Italy. Very chardonnay like. Much enjoyable. (5366 views)
 Tasted by Ron Van Holland on 6/25/2011 & rated 87 points: Light but pleasant nose of honeydew melon with floral notes. Flavor brings balanced acidity with some dryness from alcohol on a short finish. Simple pinot gris with average QPR at $11. 87-88 (5354 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 5/27/2011 & rated 87 points: Had this again at the Amuse, paired with mussle's and local sausage and fresh escobar with roasted fennel. Fresh, crips and lively, with hints of citrus and stone. (4945 views)
 Tasted by Mwash35 on 4/23/2011 & rated 89 points: Notes of grapefruit. Very refreshing. (3223 views)
 Tasted by The Kokopelli on 4/13/2011 & rated 87 points: Discovering Wine: The Acrobat Pinot Gris is a light-bodied, pale straw colored wine. The nose is very closed, yielding up some slight florals over time. Decent acidity and minerality in the mouth, with tastes of citrus, nectarine, white peach and pear. The short finish had white peach and white grapefruit. This style of Pinot Gris has much more appeal than the lemon wedge in ice water Italian style. However, this is not the best example of this type of style. It saw no oak, but was bottled 100% sur lie. (3378 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 2/26/2011 & rated 84 points: Middle of the road wine. It lacked flavor and crispness. (3363 views)
 Tasted by Eric on 11/27/2010 & rated 84 points: Lots if cantaloupe and white pepper notes. Clean, juicy, faintly sweet. Just keep it chilled. (4895 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 11/21/2010 & rated 88 points: Citrus nose, crisp, fresh and lively on the palate with hints of lemon and lime. Had this with an incrediable late afternoon lunch at Amuse, at the musem of fine arts in Richmond, VA. Lump crab cake, chicken stuffed with wild rice and horseradish slaw. Great combination, great fall view.Highly recomended wine and restauraunt. (3916 views)
 Tasted by joshwoodward on 10/6/2010 & rated 84 points: Nice nose, but flabby and simple on the palate. $13 (2257 views)
 Tasted by danielbleier on 10/1/2010 & rated 88 points: crisp and lively, easy drinker (4209 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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