King Estate 2015 Domaine Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $29

By on December 24, 2016

The largest biodynamic and certified organic vineyard in the U.S. is now also within the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area, which explains why this bottling of estate fruit no longer lists “Oregon” as the AVA. There’s no oak involved in the production, and the tradition of five months on the lees builds aromas of baked orchard fruit, candy corn, jasmine and spearmint. There’s more brightness on the palate with fresh Gala apple, kiwi and melon, flavors backed by Bosc pear skin in the finish. Production was half that of the 2014 vintage. Suggested pairings include Shrimp Gnocchi in a Garlic Cream Sauce or that holiday bird.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,487 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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