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.
Wine Spectator has chosen 2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate as the Wine of the Week for December 28th, 2009. Spectator also provided a nice recipe for a suggested pairing: Deviled Quails Eggs on Toast.
Food & Wine Magazine’s “10 Top Thanksgiving Bottles” by Ray Isle – Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate made the top 10, it’s the first white wine listed, and appears in their beautiful photograph. From the November issue.
2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris ($12)
Seattle Times. Sunday, October 25th, 2009.
Wine Pick of the Week: Acrobat 2008 Pinot Gris; $12
“Oregon’s King Estate is the country’s largest producer of pinot gris, and this is their newest, a value-priced offering with a slight hint of residual sugar and moderate alcohol (12.2 percent). Its ripe, fresh, spicy pear flavo…rs and crisp natural acids make it a surefire food wine. Turkey anyone?” by Paul Gregutt.”
Bill Daley, wine columnist for the Chicago Tribune, published some great reviews of King Estate Signature Pinot Gris and Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate. Two of his 3 “Winning Whites” with 3 corkscrew reviews!
“Winning whites from Oregon
Oregon pinot gris bested its California competition in a blind tasting of seven newly released wines. Indeed, the wine panel gave these whites from the Beaver State the top three positions.
2008 King Estate Pinot Gris Signature Collection : From Oregon, a lively white with a very aromatic nose and softly ripe flavors of pear and honey spiked with a green apple zip. Serve with fried chicken, scampi, seafood quiche. Three corkscrews, $17
2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris: A lower-priced pinot gris from Oregon’s King Estate, this white has a voluptuous profile, with a creamy texture, a buttery peach flavor and a tangy finish. Serve with broiled trout, barbecued chicken, grilled halibut. Three corkscrews, $12″