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2011 King Estate Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Signature Collection"

Winery: King Estate

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Signature Collection"

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Region: Oregon

State or country: OR

Price: $17

Cases produced: 100,000

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 1, 2013

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Pinot Gris with a touch of straw color opens with a mild wet stone bouquet with a touch of green apple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a pleasant mineral infused Anjou pear with notes of green apple. The finish is dry and refreshing. This Oregon Pinot Gris would pair well with linguini with clams doused in a white wine and garlic broth. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Light straw, emerald brilliance Aroma: Raspberry, grapefruit, honeydew melon, lime zest, floral notes, and a hint of honey Flavor: Lemon-lime, green apple, white peach, pineapple, a hint of spice Mouthfeel: Viscous mid palate, crisp acid, balanced finish

Organic status: not organic

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