90 PTS - Wine Enthusiast
Showing with a pale wheat color, this light gold Pinot Gris tells a tale of two Oregon legends. With an even split of fruit sourced from King Estate’s vineyards, and those of Pfeiffer Vineyards, Unity Pinot Gris is something truly special. In that vein, scents of fresh cut pear, apple, and orange blossom endow this unique Pinot Gris with an unforgettable nose. With great poise, this wine delivers a round mouthfeel with bright tangerine, lime and pineapple components on the palate. Expect a smooth, lingering finish.
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.
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