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2016 King Estate Pfeiffer Pinot Gris KE

$24.00 per Bottle

Accolades

92 PTS Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast 90 PTS - Wine Spectator

Tasting Notes

This wine’s welcoming, pale straw appearance is typical of Oregon Pinot Gris. On the nose, subtle lime zest is present, followed by warm wild honey and violet components which are boldly complemented by grapefruit notes. Flavors of pear accompany a smooth entrance, giving way to balanced brightness and fruit forward notes. Key lime pops against a subdued background of damp slate and rose petal. Expect a long, satisfying finish. Enjoy now until 2025.

Vineyard Notes

The 2016 Oregon Vintage turned out to be another in a string of remarkable years that has blessed the state with ideal growing conditions. The vintage started out early in Western Oregon with average bud break occurring in mid to late March. Unusually warm temperatures in April and May accelerated an “early season effect”, which caused vineyards to go into bloom by the 3rd week of June. The weather cooled substantially through August. The 2016 harvest began in early September and continued unabated until the end of the month, just in time to avoid the onset of rain in October.

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