King Estate shows gold in the S.F. Chronicle's annual competition

January 19 2010

San Francisco Chronicle 2010 Wine Competition & Top 100 King Estate

The results of the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition are in and King Estate had two double gold medal winners and three gold medals. 2008 Signature Pinot Gris was also named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s top 100 wines of 2009. The same wine was selected as one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of 2009, these are two of the highest honors a wine can receive from the American wine press.

From the S.F. Chronicle Top 100:

2008 King Estate Signature Collection Pinot Gris, Oregon
($17) A familiar Oregon name turns in a standout Gris from a standout vintage. Filigreed, bright green apple and pear flavors, with fenugreek and white-flower accents.

S.F. Chronicle 2010 Wine Competition:

2008 Signature Pinot Gris: Double Gold
2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris: Double Gold
2008 next: Washington Riesling: Gold
2008 Domaine Pinot Gris: Gold
2007 NxNW Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Gold

The judging consisted of sixty-three professional wine judges from throughout the U.S. tasting 4,913 wines from over 1,500 wineries.

Come taste our winning wines in San Francisco at the winner’s public tasting on February 20, 2010 at Fort Mason Center. Tickets are available at

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