King Estate

Oregon Pinot Gris

8.9276 ratings
8.78 pro ratings
Oregon, USA
Pinot Gris
Top Notes For
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.4

Comparative set for Oregon: Flabby acidity, more pronounced tire, much more old world than the Willamette Valley Estate.

Comparative set for Oregon: Flabby acidity, more pronounced tire, much more old world than the Willamette Valley Estate.

Mar 17th, 2017
Christine Havens

20 year-old Pinot Gris? Yes indeed, and from Ed King's own collection. This exceedingly rare 1995 King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris, in flawless condition with no visual signs of oxidation—still perfectly lemon yellow with a clear rim, with mature yet exceedingly lovely notes of caramelized apple, poached pear, furniture lacquer, and later, on opening, marzipan and granulated honey. In the mouth, the acidity is surprisingly intact, vivid, and lends framework to orchard fruit tinged with walnut skins. On a side note, King Estate is currently conducting research to try to figure out why it is that their Pinot Gris ages so well. This and the other vintages I've been lucky enough to taste held up admirably upon opening, and indeed, improved over the course of the evening. Certainly, bottles like this present a compelling argument for the ageability of Oregon Pinot Gris. Sample

20 year-old Pinot Gris? Yes indeed, and from Ed King's own collection. This exceedingly rare 1995 King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris, in flawless condition with no visual signs of oxidation—still perfectly lemon yellow with a clear rim, with mature yet exceedingly lovely notes of caramelized apple, poached pear, furniture lacquer, and later, on opening, marzipan and granulated honey. In the mouth, the acidity is surprisingly intact, vivid, and lends framework to orchard fruit tinged with walnut skins. On a side note, King Estate is currently conducting research to try to figure out why it is that their Pinot Gris ages so well. This and the other vintages I've been lucky enough to taste held up admirably upon opening, and indeed, improved over the course of the evening. Certainly, bottles like this present a compelling argument for the ageability of Oregon Pinot Gris. Sample

Oct 4th, 2015
Jesse Smith

A fave!! #standby #goto

Apr 21st, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Crisp bright, nice acid. Like that it's not so neutral

Crisp bright, nice acid. Like that it's not so neutral

Apr 2nd, 2015
Andrew Belzer

golden in color. honeysuckle peach flint

golden in color. honeysuckle peach flint

Sep 16th, 2017
Steve Aldrich

Very good white

Very good white

Aug 2nd, 2017
Laura & John Griffin

Bought in Ct. very smooth. Good wine.

Bought in Ct. very smooth. Good wine.

Jun 19th, 2017
Bill O'Neill

Tons of fruit tastes in this with lots of apple and pineapple with a bit of pear and lemon. The sweetness balances the acidity well. A bit of a buttery finish from sitting on the lees for 4+ months. Paired well with a Tikka Masala dish. Tremendous value for 15-20 bucks.

Tons of fruit tastes in this with lots of apple and pineapple with a bit of pear and lemon. The sweetness balances the acidity well. A bit of a buttery finish from sitting on the lees for 4+ months. Paired well with a Tikka Masala dish. Tremendous value for 15-20 bucks.

Jan 5th, 2017
Linda Boyle

Beautiful light golden in color. Light aroma of mineral and flavors of citrus, lemon and apple. Crisp and easy to drink. Would pair well with salads and grilled fish.

Beautiful light golden in color. Light aroma of mineral and flavors of citrus, lemon and apple. Crisp and easy to drink. Would pair well with salads and grilled fish.

Dec 1st, 2016
Tiffany Perry

Fruity, crisp and clean with notes of lime zest. I love that the grapes are either from King Estate's organic and biodynamic vineyard or other sustainably-farmed vineyards. I'm a fan of Pinot Gris and I like this wine a lot. At $15 it's a great value.

Fruity, crisp and clean with notes of lime zest. I love that the grapes are either from King Estate's organic and biodynamic vineyard or other sustainably-farmed vineyards. I'm a fan of Pinot Gris and I like this wine a lot. At $15 it's a great value.

Oct 19th, 2016