2011 King Estate Pinot Gris


2011 King Estate Pinot Gris

$17 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

This is not the kind of wine we typically offer to our Wine Club because at a production level of 100,000, this isn’t what you’d call “limited production”. The fact is, however, for the price point, it is one of the finest examples of pinot gris you’ll find anywhere.

To be certain, Oregon—more specifically Willamette Valley—is a place eminently suited for the cultivation of two grapes: pinot noir and pinot gris. And King Estate is one of the top producers—based on a long reputation for quality as well as glowing reviews (see below; King Estate was also Wine & Spirits 2012 Winery of the Year).

The winery drive for excellence extends to a passion for hospitality as well. With a beautiful inn and restaurant, King Estate is a destination for great wine and great living.

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Appearance: light straw, emerald brilliance. Aroma: raspberry, grapefruit, honeydew melon, lime zest, floral notes and a hint of honey. Flavor: lemon-lime, green apple, white peach, pineapple and a hint of spice. Mouthfeel: viscous mid-palate, crisp acid and balanced finish.”

Wine Spectator Review (88 points): “This zingy version is tart, offering pear, almond and lime blossom flavors. Drink now.”

Wine & Spirits Review (91 Points): “Generous at the outset, this wine has the scent of pear slices spritzed with lemon juice. Those fresh fruit flavors get a warm toasted lees accent of the palate, along with a mineral finish. A versatile gris for a meal, whether grilled chicken or stuffed squid.”

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