Tuesday, September 4, 2012

King Estate Winery, Acrobat Pinot Gris '10 $13

With grapes from western Oregon and the Willamette Valley along with a price point tough to beat, this has been a refreshing find for me.  Probably reiterating the obvious, Pinot and Oregon go hand in hand, King Estate Winery has made an affordable, good tasting selection with Acrobat.

The nose was light with tart apples, grapefruit and citrus.  The aromas almost led me to believe I was about to try a Sauvignon Blanc.  On the first taste, I noticed an effervescent feel on my tongue but it wasn't bubbly.  Pear, grapefruit, golden delicious apple and a soft vanilla hint balanced incredibly well on the flavors.  It really tasted like a cross between an un-oaked Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  For tasting notes on the 2011 visit here. Acrobat Pinot Gris 2011  

The Acrobat wines appear to be King Estate's economy priced wines however I wasn't ashamed to tell friends about this one.  It's light enough to enjoy before a meal or with lighter foods such as salads, seafood or chicken.  With summer coming to a close soon, try this wine chilled.  There is a Pinot Noir and Rose Pinot Noir wine in the Acrobat family of wines as well.  I'm looking forward to try those as well.

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