Acrobat Pinot Gris 2010
Pinot Gris/Grigio from Oregon
Acrobat Pinot Gris is an extremely approachable wine and a versatile food companion. It has been consistently praised for it's value, delivering great quality for a modest price.
The color is pale straw with golden highlights. The nose finds fresh pear and honeydew melon with flavors of mandarin orange, lemon, kiwi, pear and spice. A round entry on the palate with nice balance between acidity and residual sugar. A clean, refreshing finish.
Wine Spectator - "Light and refreshing, with melon and apricot flavors on an open frame. Drink now."
Wine & Spirits - "Rich and tropical, this is a generous gris with a zippy, taut finish. For apertifs."
Wine Enthusiast - "This is a lovely bottle, with pure pear fruit flavor front and center. It's clean, rip and fresh, with plenty of substance and a fresh, crisp finish.
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Grown responsibly in the gorgeous hills and valleys of Western Oregon, these wines work wonderfully with food of all kinds and are equally satisfying on their own. Acrobat is wine born to introduce even more people to the power and grace of Oregon Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. View all Acrobat Wines
About Other Oregon
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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6 ratings, 4 with reviewsDavid R Bebeau - Springfield, MO58/25/2011As good as it gets.Whether it is King's high end wine or their modestly priced wine I have always been amazed at the consistant quality of their wines.311/30/201142/24/2012
Fantastic wine, good fruit, decent acidity, very light without being anonymous.51/26/2012
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My favorite wine! It is my go-to wine regardless of the occasion. Light and crisp yet full of flavors that only get better with each glass. I can't find this wine anywhere else but here and at an excellent price.212/30/2011Enjoyed this, will buy again.gwendolyn - Oakland, CA410/19/2011
- Light & Crisp