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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
King Estate Pinot Gris (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
King Estate Pinot Gris (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
(search item no. 17768)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This beautiful, pale platinum Pinot Gris displays rich aromas of melon, peach, and passion fruit accented by hints of guava and floral spice. Flavors of melon, nectarine, banana, and tropical fruits abound throughout, with a note of anise mid-palate. Bright and crisp, this wine has excellent acid balance and provides a soft, lingering finish.
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About King Estate:

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.