King Estate Pinot Gris 2018
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
2018 King Estate Pinot Gris is a gorgeous example from a stellar Oregon vintage. This has a glistening pale straw color with aromas of fresh Bartlett pear, ripe white peach, wildflowers and crushed gravel. There are immediate fruit flavors that dance on the pallet like peach, Key lime, nectarine and ripe pear. These fruit flavors are balanced by fresh acidity and fleshy viscosity. There is a lingering elegant finish that begs to be paired with soft cheeses and charcuterie. Drink now and at least through the next decade.
This baseline Pinot Gris really shines in this vintage. It's bursting with freshly cut pear that feels fleshy and textured. Juicy highlights of citrus boost the mouthfeel and add further liveliness to the finish, which ultimately resolves a papaya tone. PAUL GREGUTT
Pale, green-tinged straw. Citrus zest and green apple aromas and flavors are accompanied by an herb nuance and a hint of quinine. In a tight, nervy style, showing modest depth and finishing taut and dry, leaving a bitter lemon pith note behind.
Offers moderate green apple and lime flavors. Drink now. 86,322 cases made.