Monday, May 28, 2012 - Finding some fantastic white wines in my cellar and came across the King Estate Pinot Gris 2009 (Oregon Signiture). With the 2009 date, thought it would be a good time to give it a whirl. Daybright and very clear in the glass. On the nose, lots of tangerine, ripe pear, and even a hint of floral and herb. Tantalizing to say the least! On the palate, pure bliss! Bursting with bright citrus, ripe pear, and soft green apple flavors! Even a teasing of white peach and almond emerging on the finish. The mouthfeel was full with a perfect balance of fruit, herb, and acidity. Lingering finish which begs you to taste more! I drank this on its own but it would be a perfect wine with fresh summer salads, seafood, light pasta's, and light to medium cheeses. I would drink this now if you have a 2009 in your cellar! Or at least before the end of summer.
So I do give this wine a 91 on my SiNoTas scale. (Sight, Nose, Taste). It really was the Trifecta for me in all senses and about as close to perfect as I have found. Going to seek out another 2009 this week and also the current vintage since King Estate always seems to be dependable in quality. WineSplashing!