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2008 King Estate Domaine Pinot Gris – Review

King Estate is an iconic producer of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris in the state of Oregon. They consistently churn out quality wines that are consistently good.  Based in Eugene, King Estate was started in 1991 and has 1,033 acres of estate fruit and is a long-time favorite of wine drinkers in the Northwest.

Technical Data:

  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH 3.36
  • TA 0.60g/100ml
  • Production: 7,800 6-pack cases
  • Fermentation: : Whole cluster pressed. Stainless steel, temperature controlled tank fermentation in closed top fermenters until December 17th.
  • Price: $25

Nose: Pear, green apple, nutmeg, pie crust, kiwi, banana peel, cantaloupe and limes.

Taste: The viscosity (mouthfeel) on this wine is very nice – stellar acids scrape the palate clean with each sip – making it extremely food friendly. I get some great flavors of ruby red grapefruit, granny smith apples, pears, kiwi, mango and lime. The finish hangs out for days with a combination of spices and melon. This is not only one of the best Pinot Gris I’ve had from Oregon, but one of the best I’ve had from anywhere.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%

On the web: http://www.kingestate.com