2012 King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris
*Editors' Choice* This is a classic vintage for Oregon Pinot Gris, and King Estate sets the benchmark. Lovely texture, structure and minerality are on display, along with rich pear and apple flavors sculpted by balancing acidity. The well-defined finish continues smoothly with a streak of fresh lime.
Light and distinctive, with apricot and guava nuances to the grapefruit flavors, lingering on the silky finish. Drink now. (Web-2014)
A 100% stainless steel, temperature controlled tank fermentation was followed by fine months of aging sur lie, imparting added weight, texture, and complexity to the natural fresh fruit aromas and flavors of this delicious and value-priced Pinot Gris. Winemaker's notes: "Nose: Fresh lemon zest, pineapple, passion fruit, perfumed violets, orange and wildflower honey. Flavor: Fresh lemon and pineapple, ripe pear, honey, and passion fruit. The flavors finish with a subtle wet stone character and a hint of lees. Mouthfeel: Enters soft, supple and round with the fresh acid and mellow sweetness creating a flowing balance. Medium body continues through the mid-palate and into a smooth and lingering finish. Drink now-2015."