Domaine Pinot Gris 2009

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92 points Wine & Spirits: Bright and exuberant as soon as it hits the glass, this wine has vibrant and persistent tan...

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In my opinion the ultimate go to white for casual nights. Great honey suckle, stone fruits, white flowers on the nose. Melon, honey, and lemon lime... Read more

Spicy scents introduce a fresh and fleshy pear-flavored Pinot Gris, with a crisp underpinning of wet stone and medium acids. Citrus peel, light ora... Read more

Fresh and flirty, this winersquo;s racy green apple aromas are laced with smoke and talc. Not quite as rich or lasting as King Estatersquo;s Reserv... Read more

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Snooth User: Jared Lee
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4.50 5
07/23/2011

In my opinion the ultimate go to white for casual nights. Great honey suckle, stone fruits, white flowers on the nose. Melon, honey, and lemon lime flavors dominate the palate. Incredibly easy drinking, this is what an Oregon pinot gris is supposed to taste like.


External Reviews for Domaine Pinot Gris

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Fresh and flirty, this winersquo;s racy green apple aromas are laced with smoke and talc. Not quite as rich or lasting as King Estatersquo;s Reserve, this still has a stony, cleanly drawn elegance, and it will continue to meld over the next half year or longer. Chill down and serve with roast chicken a la Zuni Cafeacute;.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Santa Duc winery was originally founded in 1874 in Gigondas. The owner Yves Gras is the 4th generation winemaker at the property. He took over for his father in 1985. The Domaine has 13 ha. in Gigondas and about 10 ha. in other appellations. Here a wild bird watches over vineyards: the Grand-duc owl, that has been renamed "Santa-Duc." This wine is technically a Cote du Rhone Villages, as it comes from the best designated villages in the appellation. It is composed of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mouvedre, with the average age of the vines being at least 40 years old. It has an exotic sort of pepperiness and primordial gaminess that you just don't find in the average Cote du Rhone. Sweetly rich, with explosive flavors of raspberry and boysenberry, it has a minerality and soaring structure that should help it evolve for the next several years, and last up to a decade in the cellar.Lightly herbal, scented with tart pear and tasting the same, this organically grown estate wine is King Estate's best Pinot Gris. Their signature bottling sets a good standard for the grape in Oregon; this elevates it with more detail, density and personality. The alcohol is a sensible 13%, allowing subtle green fruit and herb grace notes to emerge.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This elegant gris leads with a leesy pear scent, accented by a floral note that recalls lilac. Its flavors fall between pear and pear skin, with a faint bitter almond note that gives it the firmness for pork loin.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Year in and year out, King Estate has made one of the more honest gris in the Willamette, and this 2001 does not disappoint. Fruit leads, fruit spreads across the mouth, and a burst of fruit flavors with surprising persistence give the wine length and structure. With its clean, pure delineation, if there were a crack between the flavors of pear and peach, this wine would slip through it.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

King Estate was not the first to plant pinot gris in Oregon, but it was the first to make enough of it to sell nationwide. Its wines are still some of the best. Slightly more forward than usual, owing to vintage, King Estatersquo;s entry-level gris has youthful aromas of very ripe apples set against greener, fresher elements of cucumber and grapey scents. Itrsquo;s full and lush, with ripe apple and green-grape flavors that are full, uncomplicated and delicious, with a finish thatrsquo;s lasting and pure. Serve with sea bream or a similar rich fish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


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1020180 Snooth User: WillMartin
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2.50 5
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Winemaker's Notes:

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. (Aug 2011)

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. (Aug 2011)

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