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2014 King Estate Unity Pinot Gris KE

The King family and the Pfeiffer family have been through quite a bit together. We have grown grapes and made wine with each other for over 20 years. In that time, much has changed and many challenges have been met, and we have learned to make even better, more elegant wines that show just how much the relationship has evolved. Our partnership is our Unity.
$38.00 per Bottle

Accolades

92 PTS, Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes

With a pleasant pale straw color, this vintage of Unity Pinot Gris is bursting with fresh fruit flavors. There is a nuanced mixture of fruity aromas like peach, poached pears, passion fruit and orange blossom. This wine is strikingly dry, with pleasant minerality and focused acidity. The delicious palate echoes the fruit driven nose with flavors of guava, lime, lemon zest, gala apples and tangerine.

Awards

92 PTS, Editor's Choice - 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

Grapes from King Estate and Pfeiffer Vineyards were fermented in 100% stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks before being sur lie aged for 6 months prior to bottling.

Vintage 2014
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Pinot Gris
Appellation Willamette Valley
Alcohol % 13.0
Size 750 ml