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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

King Estate 2022 Pinot Gris

Wine of the Week

 

November 2, 2023

Paul Gregutt

King Estate was founded specifically to grow and produce Pinot Gris. Now entirely biodynamic, the winery has grown to become one of Oregon's most diverse and influential. Pinot Gris remains a strong suit, with up to seven different versions in a single vintage – probably as much as the rest of Oregon combined. It's almost iconic, with full, fleshy pear fruit, buoyant acids, and a mouth-pleasing texture. Green apple, cucumber, and grapefruit highlights follow. This is the most widely available bottling, and three-fifths is from estate-grown fruit. A touch of white pepper enlivens the finish. It...



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