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King Estate Chardonnay 2018

America, Oregon
King Estate Chardonnay

This wine has a perfect balance of ripened fruit flavors, kissed by French oak, and a streak of acidity that cuts through the round mouthfeel. Glistening straw yellow in the glass, there is beautiful bouquet of honeysuckle, pear and lemon oil that is framed by aromas of caramel and baking spice. Fleshy fruit flavors of pear, lemon and peach skin are immediately apparent, followed by sweat oak, fresh bread and vanilla tinges. Everything comes together in perfect balance with a pleasant lingering finish. Enjoy now and through the next decade.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Winery King Estate
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥3,410  (incl. tax)

This wine has a perfect balance of ripened fruit flavors, kissed by French oak, and a streak of acidity that cuts through the round mouthfeel. Glistening straw yellow in the glass, there is beautiful bouquet of honeysuckle, pear and lemon oil that is framed by aromas of caramel and baking spice. Fleshy fruit flavors of pear, lemon and peach skin are immediately apparent, followed by sweat oak, fresh bread and vanilla tinges. Everything comes together in perfect balance with a pleasant lingering finish. Enjoy now and through the next decade.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Winery King Estate
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code 2062118
UPC 7-68675-96032-5
Winery

Winery Description

King Estate is nestled in the bucolic Lorane Valley about 150 kilometers south of the better known Pinot Noir growing region around Dundee and Yamhill-Carlton in the northern Willamette Valley.  Although farther to the south, King Estate lies closer to the cool breezes of the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a slightly cooler climate that renders an elegant and crisp style of wine.  The manor house-style winery atop the estate's central hill commands an Arcadian view of the 1,033 acre estate surrounded by pastures and ringed by forested mountains, and a first time visitor gets the sense of stepping back into a simpler time, when the rhythm of life was intimately connected with the turn of the seasons and the bounty of the earth.  The certified organic vineyards are planted mainly to Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris and are interspersed with fruit tree orchards, gardens of flowers, vegetables, and berries.  There is even an apiary and a charcuterie.  But while this manorial setting evokes a self contained community from yesteryear, this is at the same time a very modern place.  State of the art winemaking equipment and techniques are employed along with the latest sustainable and organic farming practices, and a world class culinary program brings it all together beautifully in the Estate's restaurant.  The pure yet sophisticated wines are natural companions to fine foods.  Wine professionals agree: King Estate Pinot Gris has been the #1 on premise domestic Pinot Gris in the U.S. for the last four years running.