King Estate Vin Glace Pinot Gris (375ML half-bottle) 2006

Dessert from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$19.99
Item No. 95226
  • Green wine
  • W&S94
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Winemaker's Notes

100% Pinot Gris Grapes Grown On Our Estate's Certified Organic Vineyards

Color: Luscious, golden straw. Aroma: Honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple, nutmeg, allspice, and orange blossom. Mouthfeel: Peach, apricot, nectar, honey, tropical fruits, black tea & pear.

Vin Glacé, also known as Ice Wine, is a style of 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. Fermentation occurs slowly and is stopped before the wine is fermented dry.

Critical Acclaim

"This ice-wine-style gris astounds the tasting panel with its pwerful fruit, like a bowl of peaches drizzled with honey. The aromas hint at saffron, apricot, and warm biscuits. Its main virtue, though, is exquisite poise, balancing richeness with a alight, fresh, lifted finish that lasts and lasts."
94 Points

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(1/18/2011)
maybe a little too sweet but very smooth.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
a bit too heavy for a sweet wine
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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...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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