King Estate

Oregon Pinot Gris

8.9285 ratings
8.78 pro ratings
Oregon, USA
Pinot Gris
Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, White Fish, Pasta, Pungent Cheese, Goat & Feta Cheese, White Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Potato, Nuts & Seeds, Salads & Greens, Herbs, Chili & Hot Spicy, Beans & Peas, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Oyster, Mussel, Clam, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Oyster, Shellfish
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
Ray Vanderhoff

Apples, pears and white flowers. A bit of an oily texture. Pretty balanced.

Apples, pears and white flowers. A bit of an oily texture. Pretty balanced.

Oct 11th, 2018
Jenny

Delish. Mariana and Kelly and I drank this at the bar

Delish. Mariana and Kelly and I drank this at the bar

Apr 20th, 2018
Kyle Katterjohn

Tom/carol Tulip 4dozoyster

Tom/carol Tulip 4dozoyster

Apr 8th, 2018
Sean McPhillips

What a fantastic wine. If you love Pinot you may slide off your chair when you sip this amazing vino.

What a fantastic wine. If you love Pinot you may slide off your chair when you sip this amazing vino.

Mar 26th, 2018
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