King Estate Signature Collection Pinot Gris 2009
Pinot Gris/Grigio from Oregon
Golden straw yellow with green hue. Aromas of grapefruit, green apple, honeysuckle, white peach, apricot, lime, and floral notes. Melon, mineral, lively citrus, stone fruit, and honey on the palate. The mouthfeel has soft rich entry, nice texture, good weight, long lively crisp finish.
Wine & Spirits - "Bright and exhuberant as soon as it hits the glass, this wine has vibrant and persistent tangerine and white peach scents. On the palate it has a fresh mineral bite, the flavors more in the vein of citrus, the acidity lively and on point."
King Estate Winery
King Estate is a sustainably-farmed 1033-acre certified organic vineyard complex and state of the art winery situated atop the rolling slopes in the Coast Range foothills, near the southern end of Oregon's Willamette Valley. In addition to world-class vineyards, their estate is home to organic orchards, vegetable gardens, and a host of native wildlife; including cougar and black bear. Organically-farmed and managed as a fully-integrated ecosystem, King Estate is also home to an innovative culinary program whose focus is the synergy of local, organically produced food and wine created just outside the winery doors. King Estate's critically-acclaimed Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are available through fine restaurants and retailers around the world. View all King Estate Wines
About Other OregonView a map of Other Oregon wineries
Like many other states, Oregon itself is an AVA of note. An Oregon wine can simply state "Oregon" as its place of origin, which typically means the grapes came from multiple smaller AVAs within the state.
Beyond the main AVAs of Oregon, like Willamette Valley, Rogue and Umpqua, smaller regions are gaining ground. Some you may see on the label include:
Walla Walla Valley AVA– these are most often associated with Washington State, but technically they run over the state lines into Oregon. Most wineries only use a small fraction of grapes from the Oregon side in order to maintain a Washington State wine, but you may see some Oregon producers sourcing grapes from those small overlapping AVAs.
Southern Oregon AVA– encompassing the Rogue and Umpqua Valleys, this AVA is a large area where many producers are experimenting with Syrah.
About OregonOregon has long been an agricultural state, producing everything from hazelnuts to cattle. The Willamette Valley in particular is a fertile basin for all sorts of produce. Not quite pegged as a wine state, in 1965, a UC Davis graduate named David Lett decided that the Willamette's climate mirrored that of Burgundy in France. With that in mind, he decided to plant some Pinot Noir clones to see how they did. And a good gamble it was. The Willamette is now one of the only regions in the world to focus solely on Pinot Noir as its red variety. Also known for Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The southern part of Oregon has been slower in delving into the world wine market, but has been making excellent strides with their Rhone style varietals, like Syrah and Grenache. There are also coastal regions producing promising wines.
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9 ratings, 6 with reviews55/11/2012
Lovely bright white. Winner of the whites under $20 wine tasting. A go-to, easy-drinking summer wine.Chris Poole - New Providence, PA410/12/201156/24/2011
- Light & Crisp
Execellent Pinot Gris at a great price.510/4/2011
- Light & Crisp
My favorite Pinot Grig. Smooth and full flavored.M H - Gresham, OR39/12/2011Upasana - Cambridge, MA58/3/2011William Mayes - Richmond, VA36/30/2011
- Fruity & Smooth
I likeut it was not my favorite pinot gris this year. I would give it about a 87-88Bob Corcoran - Medford, MA43/23/2011Another dry, clean, crisp Pinot Gris from Oregon - delightful. This and Benton Lane are my favs so farJohn Shultz - Waterloo, IA31/12/2011I just had this at dinner a couple of days ago, usually a great wine from a great winery, but this years pinot gris offering tasted like i just bit into a granny smith apple, and little else in the way of flavors was able to come through. slightly overly acidic, but had a clean finish. I don't know what they were thinking at W&S, but to me this vintage was no were near the quality of the 2008 or 2006. Still an OK wine I would haved said an 88 point year, maybe 87, sorry K.E.
- Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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