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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Kaplowitz Media. Wine | King Estate Pinot Gris 2018 in Review "My Favorite Tom Petty Album"

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King Estate Pinot Gris 2018

APPELLATION: Willamette Valley
VINEYARD: King Estate (et al)

VARIETAL: Pinot Gris
WINERY: King Estate
ALCOHOL: 13.5%

NOTES:
Pear | Wildflowers | Elderberry

Juicy w/ an effervescent acidity & well-structured complexity. Crisp on the palate & to the eye. An aroma of quince freshly plucked; a hint of lime. Somewhat flowery, pale & wild stuffs. B I G notes of pear on the refreshing sip. More wildflowers than my favorite Tom Petty album. White peach, elderberry, tangerine. On the back-end is a mineral led lightly saline addition/evolution.

Here & there is sweet hay, white peppercorn, pale honey. Delicate but deliberate. Attainable. Well balanced, albeit on a slight tart wobble. Staunch 'nuff tannins. Darn near invigorating. Bright & hella-high but also tethered nicely. Would pair well w/ a bagel & lox, a BLT slathered in mayo, and not returning to work after lunch. Heck, we all Zoom in now, anyways. Gentle edges carry thru to a lengthy & quite elegant finish.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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