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2014 King Estate Pfeiffer Pinot Gris KE

Pfeiffer Vineyard, a King Estate exclusive site, has played an integral role in the backbone of our wine since the very beginning. The high quality fruit grown at Pfeiffer Vineyard consistently warrants its own bottling as a Vineyard Designate since the first Pfeiffer Pinot Noir was released by King Estate in 1997. The 2014 King Estate Pfeiffer Pinot Gris shows both finesse and richness. The bright acidity highlights the ripe fruit component while carrying its depth through a supple and lengthy finish.
$38.00 per Bottle

Accolades

91 PTS - Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes

The 2014 King Estate Pfeiffer Pinot Gris shows both finesse and richness. The bright acidity highlights the ripe fruit component while carrying its depth through a supple and lengthy finish.

Awards

91 PTS - Wine Enthusiast

Vineyard Notes

Following on the heels of a cold winter, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early – these favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set after a mid-June bloom. The abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous hand thinning; only the fruit meeting stringent quality parameters were allowed to ripen. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer, leading to a warmer than average vintage and resulted in excellent ripening conditions. Moving into late summer/early fall the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which combined with unusually dry conditions allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development. The extended harvest period enabled each vineyard to be harvested at peak ripeness resulting in a crop of fantastic quality.

Production Notes

6 months sur lie aged in stainless steel

Vintage 2014
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Pinot Gris
Appellation Willamette Valley
Size 750 ml