Color: Very pale straw with golden highlights.
Nose: Green apple, grapefruit, lime zest, and pear.
Flavors: Tangerine, lemon, kiwi, pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Crisp entry with nice balance between acidity and residual sugar, round and full mid-palate, clean and refreshing finish.
Wine Enthusiast 88 points - Lush and creamy as soon as it hits the palate, this fine value is packed with flavors of fresh-sliced, just-ripe pear. Hints of apple and tangerine further expand the flavor, and it finishes crisp and clean. -P.G. (Nov 2015)
Smart Buys 100 points - Light and juicy, offering a lively mouthful of pear, honeydew and spice aromas and flavors, lingering nicely. Drink now. 12,000 cases made. –HS
Wine Spectator 89 points - Light and refreshing, with melon and apricot flavors on an open frame. Drink now.—H.S. (Dec 31 2009)
Acrobat is fun. A wine born to introduce even more people to the style and grace of Pinot Gris. Grown responsibly in the gorgeous hills and valleys of Western Oregon, this wine works wonderfully with food of all kinds and is equally crisp and refreshing on its own.
|Wine Spectator: Light and juicy, delivering lively pear, honeydew and spice aromas and flavors that linger nicely. Drink now. - H.S.
|Wine maker notes
|2008 was a classic Oregon vintage. A cool spring started the vintage off slowly, but warm summer weather allowed the grapes to catch up and grown at a steady, even pace. Estate heat summation was typical, 1807 growing degree days vs. the average 1811. The summer saw below average rain fall with only 6.75 inches between April and October, including a minimal 1.5 inches that fell during the critical late-September / early-October pre-harvest period. As a result, fruit was clean, ripe and concentrated.
|A perfect accompaniment for poultry, shellfish and other seafood. This Pinot Gris would also pair beautifully with fruits, cheeses, and cured meats.
|King Estate, celebrating 20 years of Oregon winemaking in 2011, is located southwest of Eugene, Oregon and produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and limited amounts of Chardonnay. Founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is committed to producing Oregon wines of exceptional quality using organic & sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, impeccable winemaking practices and judicious blending.
The beautiful estate of 1,033 acres is certified organic and includes 470 acres of organic vineyards, as well as 30 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The Estate is crowned by the charming, European-style winery, where the winemaking process is also certified organic.