Fairly light straw yellow in color. The nose features subtle aromas of pear, apple, grapefruit, and orange blossom, with a hint of salty minerals. There is good fruit on the palate; however, it lacks concentration and richness. This Pinot Gris expresses its clean, pure character well with a short medium finish.
A very drinkable summer wine, though not particularly memorable. A honey & citrus taste, but with good acidity that makes the wine balanced. It's been a while since having it, but the 2008 vintage seemed a bit bolder (and better) than this one.
Pinots, Pinots, and Pinots! (Farpointe Cellar): The nose was heavy with tropical fruits - pineapple, and papaya mainly. There was also some pear, and a slight hint of crushed rock. The palate was almost the opposite on the nose. Mainly stone and pear upfront, with some very subtle tropical notes on the finish.
Awful nose. Sour mildew at initial pour. Thought it was corked. Body is flat. Not much to describe except for taste of alcohol. Tannic and highly acidic. Finish lingers in a bad way like cooked metal and mineral.
2007 is not a good vintage for Oregon Pinot Gris. This won't surprise anyone who lives in oregon, as we didn't get any respite from the rain in '07 until August. So I give King Estate big props for overcoming the vintage as well as they have. A bit thin, not nearly as round as the 06, with strong grapefruit flavors. This reminded me a lot of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc. Quite acidic for Oregon PG, but not harsh in anyway. Light melon notes on a medium length polished finish. Drank on the beach in Mazatlan. Would almost surely show a little better with temperature control. Will consider buying again at $13.00.
Light straw in color. Very light fruit, minerally nose. The fruit is fresh crisp pear, apple slices and minerals. A truly good Pinot Gris. King Estate does this wine so well, best out of Oregon, no doubt!
Had for Thanksgiving at a Mc Cormick and Schmidts in Irvine California. Light straw color. Nose very floral with apricots and mango. Mouthfeel was medium to light but that's what I'd expect from a Pinot Gris. Up front you get the apricot, mango and a little rose petal. The mid-pallete shows the minerality and a little citrus. Back end lingers for a bit but not that strong. Good acidity. Everyone loved it.
This was a wine tasting evening at Coto De Caza Country Club. Joining me was my wife, and about 4 friends. The PG was a very pale yellow. It was served a bit too cold, at least in my opinion. As I warmed it with my palms, there was a slight appricot/apple essence to the aroma. It had no structure to it was so ever almost watery. On the tongue, some mineral and acidic feel. Not one I'd have in my cellar.