King Estate 2014 Signature Collection Pinot Gris, Oregon, $18

By on January 11, 2016

king-estate-signature-collection-pinot-gris-2014-bottleOne of the Oregon wine industry’s leading properties uses certified organic farming methods throughout the King family’s 1,033-acre estate in the southern end of the Willamette Valley to help produce its flagship wine, which continues to rank as one of the nation’s best examples of Pinot Gris. The 2014 vintage, after four months on the lees, is rather showy with its nose of jasmine, lavender and orchard fruit, and the flavors match. Mouthwatering acidity makes this particularly bright, bone-dry and food friendly — and worthy of the double gold medal it was awarded at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition as King Estate begins to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 105,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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One Comment

  1. Scott

    January 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    For the record, the fruit for this wine is not sourced exclusively from the estate. Fruit for the Signature series is sourced from multiple sites throughout the state, inclusive of their own estate vineyard.

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