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2016 King Estate Backbone Pinot Gris KE

This limited-production Pinot Gris is first noticed for its flaxen color. Thee pale gold appearance gives way to a complex bouquet of wet stone, violets, white peach, and grapefruit elements. On the palate, a supple mouthfeel is accompanied by fresh pear and pineapple flavors, subtly enhanced by components of rose water and lime zest. is complex balance of fruit, minerality, and brightness leads to a smooth medium-long finish. Enjoy now until 2031.
$39.00 per Bottle


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Tasting Notes

2015 Backbone Pinot Gris has a glistening straw yellow color. Aromas of white peach, grapefruit, and violets accented by a pleasant mineral note of wetted stone. This wine has a supple mouthfeel with nice complexity and excellent balance of fruit, minerality and acid. Flavors of bartlett pear, lime, pineapple are found through the mid-palate and finishes with gorgeous acidity.


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Production Notes

The 2016 vintage of Backbone 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.

Vintage 2016
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Pinot Gris
Appellation Willamette Valley
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 750 ml