Fresh aromas and flavors of tropical mango, guava and papaya are complemented by notes of jasmine and vanilla bean. This richly textured white ends with a full and balanced finish.
The Elk Cove Pinot Gris is a grand example of why anyone who enjoys excellent Pinot Grigio should look to Oregon. The generous aromas feature apple, citrus, and pear, with a touch of hazelnut and minerality. On the palate it's medium-bodied, with an intense core of the abovementioned fruits balanced out by lively acidity, and going on to a long finish. This is a wine to change the minds of those who think that Pinot Grigio/Gris has to be a watery, insipid wine. The possibilities for food pairing are enormous - serve with just about anything but red meat, and be delighted. (A Wine Spectator Smart Buys)
|The grapes were handpicked from select hillside vineyards, from vines aged 3-28 years old. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks.