Even as the weather is turning cold and stormy, I was craving a white wine. Luckily I had a few on hand, so I uncorked a bottle of King Estate 2011 Pinot Gris.
King Estate is one of the larger Oregon wine producers, located in Eugene Oregon. They have four lines of wines; King Estate Signature, King Estate Domaine, Acrobat and NxNW (North by Northwest). Their winery and tasting room also contains a fine dining restaurant, and they offer tours of the wine facility. I haven’t been there, because we generally try to visit the smaller producers, but it looks to have a lovely patio with a pretty view of the vineyards.
The 2011 King Estate Signature Pinot Gris is a nice Oregon style Gris, aged for 5 months in stainless steel. It has a crisp, bright acidity and a peach and pineapple nose. The flavor is tart balanced with sweet, with flavors of crisp green apple, and a touch of lime.
The perfect kind of wine for a hot day on the patio. The kind of day I wish weren’t nine months away… Cheers!