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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 10 
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Gris
DesignationSignature Collection
UPC Code(s)768675960127

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2011 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.6 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 22 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by WilliamF17 on 10/15/2012 & rated 85 points: APPEARANCE: Dark clear golden yellow = 3/4
BOUQUET: White fruit, mineral, Medium strength, lemon, herbs = 10/14
TASTE: medium crisp, mild summer fruit, mild mineral, med light finish = 12/18
PREFERENCE: starting to decline, held too long, light, simple = 0/4 (1114 views)
 Tasted by Barry Notes on 1/3/2012 & rated 88 points: PnP. Clear, light straw color. Good nose, easy drinking, nicely balanced. Proper taste, nothing off. (1971 views)
 Tasted by mn47 on 8/16/2010 & rated 82 points: Typique du pinot gris. Étoffé mais plutôt unidimensionnel. Avec des moules à la marinière, il manquait de la sauce. Des moules poulette ou au crabe auraient été mieux. Le lendemain, je l'ai préféré avec du poulet grillé et des haricots. (2381 views)
 Tasted by BSpdx on 6/13/2010 & rated 90 points: Took to a party so limited notes, but this was well liked by all and very delicious. One of the best and most consistent producers of Pinot Gris in Oregon. Would recommend. (2503 views)
 Tasted by Nuit Taster on 3/29/2010 & rated 91 points: Delightful with veggies, rice and yumm sauce. (2164 views)
 Tasted by tucsonwino on 12/10/2009 & rated 87 points: Very nice good balance and nice finish. (1966 views)
 Tasted by tantotinto on 12/9/2009 & rated 87 points: Pale yellow with just the slightest hint of green. Musty fruit nose. Great balance of flavors, tart but there is also just a touch of sweetness. I taste pear but my wife says more like apple. It seems a bit more acidic than the Italian Pinot Grigio that we have been drinking. It will be interesting to see how that works with food. (1995 views)
 Tasted by aagrawal on 11/8/2009: Bruce Cass Class #3 (Fort Mason, San Francisco): Yellow-green, quite pale color. Great solid nose with lots of peach. Structure is balanced and smooth. Palate has lots of fruits. Very enjoyable, love the aromatics. (2527 views)
 Tasted by mn47 on 11/7/2009 & rated 85 points: Avec ses saveurs acidulées, un vin tout à fait indiqué pour accompagner un filet de sole, sauce à l'orange, servi avec du riz et des asperges. (2038 views)
 Tasted by annerk on 10/5/2009 & rated 87 points: 50+5+12+14+6 Such a pale yellow it was almost clear. Crisp apple pie on nose, copious citrus on palate. Evolved a bit over time, served at room temp and was a bit flabby as a result. (2319 views)
 Tasted by CabIsKing on 9/12/2009 & rated 89 points: Pale yellowish green with a nice nose of pear and peaches. Refreshing palate with the same accents from the nose. Very nice. (2294 views)
 Tasted by tucsonwino on 8/17/2009 & rated 87 points: Nice flavor slightly sweet, nice finish. (2250 views)
 Tasted by smidler on 6/12/2009 & rated 85 points: Apple and citrus on the nose, clean and crisp in the mouth, and quick finish. Nice summer afternoon wine. (2453 views)
 Tasted by GEMon on 6/2/2009 & rated 90 points: There are hints of tropical fruit, but not much on the news. Tastes of grapefruit, lemon, and orange zest. The wine has nice acidity and goes well with a variety of foods. Good for under $17. (2505 views)
 Tasted by bajayngo on 4/29/2009 & rated 85 points: A nice simple summer sipper. Lots of citrus, green apple skins, a lil chalk maybe some flowers and a few fresh herbs. Everything but the citrus and apples are very subtle and the wine is a bit thin. Definitely not a life changer but a nice lil wine and not 2 bad for 13bucks. (2570 views)
 Tasted by AtlantaBill on 6/4/2008 & rated 88 points: Very light color, almost like water. Aroma of apple and minerals. Flavor or apple, citrus and minerals. Crisp, clean medium finish. (2680 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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