Above average Pinot Gris. Aromas of tangerine, honey, and a bit of spice. As with most Pinot Gris', this is fuller bodied and much creamer in texture than the lighter bodied, crisper Pinot Grigios that seem to dominate the retail shelves. Very enjoyable and paired nicely with a blackened Caesar salad.
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!
A light golden straw color. Apples, pears, flint, peach pit, white pepper, lemon zest, and a floral note on the very mellow and relaxing nose. Light body and tart, juicy acidity. A big initial hit of white fruit and then citrus and minerality take over. Nice length on the mouthwatering finish. The perfect wine for dinner on the deck on a hot day.
Tasted it blind against Santa Margherita for the purpose of demonstrating to Santa Margherita die-hards the wide-spread availability of Pinot Grigio/Gris that are superior in taste and less expensive. It had plusher peach and some honey and pineapple that made it more appealing than Santa Margherita's excessive grass and hint of petrol (the King Estate made the Santa Margherita taste a little NZ Sauvignon Blanc-like - very interesting). Good job Oregon.
A light golden straw color. Apples, pears, peaches, white pepper, lemon zest, and flinty minerality on the nose. Crisp acidity and light body. A perfect summer sipper, with the tart apples and citrus refreshing the palate with every sip. Nice length on the finish with a bit of white pepper and minerality lingering nicely.
Not bad for an Oregon appellated Pinot Gris, but not very memorable either. As an affordable quaffer that will pair with many dishes, this worked pretty well, but as State Appllated wines go, this was missing any true identity. A price above $12 would seem too much for this manner of juice. Drink now.
Light golden straw color in the glass. Tart apple, lemon zest and hints of peach, white pepper, and minerality on the nose. Light bodied with nice, tart acidity and just a touch of sweetness. Crisp and clean on the palate with the tart apple and lemon zest dominating with the minerality and again, just a touch of white pepper adding some complexity. Nice length on the mouth watering finish. Summer in a bottle.
Very nice for the price. Nice acid to sugar balance. Paid just 12 bucks, but she drinks like a 20 dollar bottle. Lots of peach pit, and apple notes. Very fresh and clean. I will drink this all summer at 12 bucks a bottle.
A little sour apple, up-front fruitiness was not overwhelming. Good minerality, great and easy drinker. Super light-yellow with a dash of green, bright and crisp but not overly so.
Used it to make the sauce for chicken scallopini. The lightness of the wine came out in the sauce making it the best wine I've ever used for a scallopini sauce. The lemon in the sauce matched perfectly with the wine. I have a feeling it could do great things with french-style butter and mushrooms sautéed together.
Enjoyed a glass with the scallopini which brought out some of the nuances in the wine, the capers and crispy chicken crust salt expressed some of the juiciness of this wine that I didn't at first notice. Ends with a hint of honeycomb lingering in my mouth.
I have about half a bottle left which I plan to taste tonight and compare with this tasting.
And now for the CT tasting note assistant version :D
The wine looks Greenish gold colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Honeysuckle, Lemon, and Apple. It tastes like Lemon, Apple, and Stoniness. The body is Light. The wine is textured Bright. The wine finishes Short.
Aromas of stone fruit, some sweet papaya and a touch of cream. Lovely rounded and smooth palate. A touch of spice. Tangy acidity up front. Fruit is fairly rich and long. Finish tastes almost off dry, but suspect this could be the ripeness of the fruit coming through. If I was being pedantic, perhaps just a little flabby on the length. But a very decent pinot gris, very much of the food friendly Alsace style.
375ml at restaurant. Color light yellow in the glass with some mild green hues. Modest aromas and flavors of lemon and lime, with a little minerality. Medium-plus acid. Very simple, and when considered with the short clean finish, I found myself gulping it down like table water with my dinner. Not bad, but also nothing interesting to make me want to repeat.