King Estate Signature Collection Oregon Pinot Gris 2008
King Estate's 2008 Signature is slightly richer than past vintages, with a peach like scent that gives way to weighty pear and white peach flavors. It has a satisfying fullness and the palate weight for pork loin.Add winemaker's notes
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King Estate's 2008 Signature is slightly richer than past vintages, with a peach like scent that gives way to weighty pear and white peach flavors. It has a satisfying fullness and the palate weight for pork loin.
This sunny young wine leads with aromas of ripe apple spiced with mace, accented with a touch of green herb. On the palate it's as fresh as white wine gets, with a succulent midpalate that's leavened, elegantly with a fine, talc-like minerality.
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 Estate's entry-level gris has youthful aromas of very ripe apples set against greener, fresher elements of cucumber and grapey scents. It's full and lush, with ripe apple and green-grape flavors that are full, uncomplicated and delicious, with a finish that's lasting and pure. Serve with sea bream or a similar rich fish.
Fresh and flirty, this wine's racy green apple aromas are laced with smoke and talc. Not quite as rich or lasting as King Estate'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 Café.
It has a lot more tropical character than most pinot gris. it's got flavors that you might associate with sauvignon blanc, like passion fruit. With this wine, you could get into dishes that have a little more weight - richer fish, like langoustine and mussels, or chicken with a cream sauce.
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.
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.