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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
King Estate Vin Glace Pinot Gris (375ML half-bottle) 2011
King Estate Vin Glace Pinot Gris (375ML half-bottle) 2011
(search item no. 122198)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vin Glace is a wine made from ripe, frozen grapes. Pressing the frozen grapes produces a sweet juice, while leaving the frozen water crystals and grape skins behind. The resulting juice is very concentrated in aromas and flavors and demonstrates intense varietal character.

Alizarin yellow in color. Aromas of apricot, honey, quince, figs, grape flower, and fruit leather. Flavors of caramel, papaya, mandarian orance, grapefruit, honey, dried apricots. In the mouth, the wine is sweet and viscous with crisp acid and a long mid palate.

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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.