Eugene's Register Guard sat down with Ed King and Director of Viticulture, Ray Nuclo, to talk about the excitement around Oregon's historic 2015 vintage.
King Estate is among the most loved and talked about restaurants in the U.S. and #1 in Oregon based on industry research and traveler feedback.
King Estate Winery is the only Oregon producer to win a KEGGY award from Free Flow Wines, recognizing exceptional and sustainable wine on tap programs nationwide. King Estate is responsible for more than 12% of the 4 million bottles saved from landfills last year.
"The King Estate Winery near Eugene presented me and several other journalists with a lineup of butter-hued bottles spanning a decade, pulled from their library. The wines were not their most expensive single-vineyard or domaine bottlings, but rather represented their entry-level “signature” line, retailing upon debut for approximately $17."
The Jefferson Cup Invitational, a competition that honors the best of the best among wineries from across America crowned our 2013 King Estate Pinot Gris, among other King Estate wines, with honors.
The 2012 Acrobat Pinot Noir was ranked #78 Wine Spectator's prestigious list
93 Points...For all the generosity of flavor the texture remains pleasingly crisp, with layers of intensity that flash between fruit sweetness and savory breadth. With it's mineral tension, this wine performs far above its price: a classic of the vintage...
Acrobat has been named as a Hot Prospect Brand by Impact Newsletter, coming in at 13 out of 30 brands to receive the recognition. Adding to the honor, Acrobat is the first Oregon wine label to receive this prestigious award since its inception.
"King Estate's Signature bottling regularly serves as a pinot gris template for the country with its breadth of flavor that distinguishes it from anything 'grigio'. "
There's extra richness across the palate of perfectly ripened apple, pear and melon fruit, The weight of the wine in the mouth is substantial but maintains a sense of lightness and proportion, and the finish extends out gracefully as long as you can wait for the next sip.