39% organic grown onsite. overlooking the beautifulLorane Valley. southwest of Eugene, this family owned winery is dedicated to quality without compromise.
90 Points Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator Top 100
2008 was a classic Oregon vintage. A cool spring
started the vintage off slowly, but warm summer
weather allowed the grapes to catch up and grow at a
steady, even pace. Estate heat summation was typical,
1807 growing degree days vs. the average 1811. The
summer saw below average rain fall with only 6.75
inches between April and October, including a minimal
1.5 inches that fell during the critical late-September/
early-October pre-harvest period. As a result, fruit was
clean, ripe and concentrated.
|Wine maker notes
|The benchmark for American Pinot Gris was set by King Estate with this wine, it has truly become America’s signature style.
|FINAL ANALYSIS: 13.0% alcohol, TA 0.59g/100ml, pH 3.34
VINEYARD SOURCE: 41% estate grown (certified
organic), 59% grown to our strict specifications by our
long-term network of sustainable growers
FERMENTATION: 100% stainless steel, temperature
controlled tank fermentation
AGING: 100% sur lie aged for five months
|King Estate, celebrating 20 years of Oregon winemaking in 2011, is located southwest of Eugene, Oregon and produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and limited amounts of Chardonnay. Founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is committed to producing Oregon wines of exceptional quality using organic & sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, impeccable winemaking practices and judicious blending.
The beautiful estate of 1,033 acres is certified organic and includes 470 acres of organic vineyards, as well as 30 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The Estate is crowned by the charming, European-style winery, where the winemaking process is also certified organic.