2009 King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris
A Wine & Spirits Magazine 2010 Winery of the Year and a 2010 Value Brand of the Year. 92 points Wine & Spirits: "Bright and exuberant 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." 89 points Wine Spectator: "Tangy and bright, with grapefruit and lime accents to the pear and almond flavors. Lingers nicely. Drink now." (12/10) And from Wine Enthusiast: "Spicy scents introduce a fresh and fleshy pear-flavored Pinot Gris, with a crisp underpinning of wet stone and medium acids. Citrus peel, light orange and pineapple weave into the midpalate, and the wine fills the mouth without being heavy." (12/10) This is the benchmark for domestic Pinot Gris, with aromas of grapefruit, green apple, honeysuckle, white peach, apricot, lime and floral notes with flavors of melon, mineral, lively citrus, stone fruit and honey. Soft, rich with nice texture and good weight, this is balanced by a long lively crisp finish.