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2015 King Estate Paradox Pinot Gris KE

 A golden bisque color in appearance, the 2015 Paradox Pinot Gris is as complex as it is unorthodox. Aging Pinot Gris in French oak barrels yields a wine with succulent vanilla and caramel notes, complemented by traditional fruit elements of apricot and cantaloupe on the nose. Subtle avors of butterscotch and pecan pie are expertly balanced to complement the honeysuckle and lemon zest components of an exceptional Pinot Gris. Expect fruit notes up front, with a mid-palate presence of new oak followed by a soft, smooth finish. Enjoy now until 2021.
$35.00 per Bottle

Vineyard Notes

2015 was the earliest harvest in King Estate history. A dry, mild winter led to early bud break in mid to late March, about two weeks ahead of normal. With minimal frost damage to worry about during winter, there was an abundance of fruit set by early June. Warm temperatures throughout spring and summer kept the vines ahead of their seasonal average maturation while a slight reprieve from the heat arrived around harvest and helped to preserve acidity and allowed for optimal flavor development. Fruit came in perfectly ripe having benefited from extended hang time.

Production Notes

The 2015 vintage of King Estate Paradox Pinot Gris was meticulously harvested by hand, and whole cluster pressed. After being cold settled, it was carefully racked and slow fermented at 55 degrees in stainless steel tanks. This wine benefited from sur lie aging for 5 months prior to bottling.

Vintage 2015
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Pinot Gris
Alcohol % 13.6
Size 750 ml