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King Estate Chardonnay 2020

America, Oregon

The Willamette Valley is increasingly being recognized as a premier growing region for Chardonnay, the country’s most popular white wine. Tracing its origins to Burgundy, France – which like Oregon lies along the 45th parallel – Chardonnay grown in a cooler climate like ours is distinguished by its medium body, showcasing a nice acidity with flavors tending to the tart notes of green apple and pear.

This wine from clones 76 and 95 is versatile and food friendly. Aromatics and flavors are of yellow pear, lemon oil, wet stone, toast, allspice and apple skin. A round and complex entrance with bright acidity left over from partial malolactic fermentation provides freshness and crisp minerality on the mid-palate. On the finish, light oak aging provides structure and spice while the acidity carries over for a long and satisfying finish.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Winery King Estate
Vintage 2020
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥3,410  (incl. tax)

The Willamette Valley is increasingly being recognized as a premier growing region for Chardonnay, the country’s most popular white wine. Tracing its origins to Burgundy, France – which like Oregon lies along the 45th parallel – Chardonnay grown in a cooler climate like ours is distinguished by its medium body, showcasing a nice acidity with flavors tending to the tart notes of green apple and pear.

This wine from clones 76 and 95 is versatile and food friendly. Aromatics and flavors are of yellow pear, lemon oil, wet stone, toast, allspice and apple skin. A round and complex entrance with bright acidity left over from partial malolactic fermentation provides freshness and crisp minerality on the mid-palate. On the finish, light oak aging provides structure and spice while the acidity carries over for a long and satisfying finish.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Winery King Estate
Vintage 2020
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.3%
Product Code 2062120
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.