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Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 750ML 2012
Sku: 16440
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 an ...more
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Country: United States
Region: Oregon
Sub-Region: North Willamette
Grape Varietal: Pinot Gris
Type: Still wine
Reg. 17.99
Buy Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley
Fresh aromas and flavors of vibrant citrus and grapefruit are complemented by notes of jasmine and vanilla bean. This richly textured white ends with a full and balanced finish.
Special BAYWAY100 points - I was surprised – perhaps simply due to the ubiquity of this grape in Oregon and my personal predilection for Pinot Blanc – to find that Elk Cove’s 2012 Pinot Gris surpassed its Blanc counterpart in nuance as well as richness and finish. Here too, though, we have an exhibition of generous vintage virtues, with a fortunate absence of green apple acid such as handicapped so many 2010 and 2011 renditions of this cepage. Peachy fruit wreathed in smoke and honeysuckle billow across a lush, schmaltzy palate, while hints of orange rind, sage and brown spices lend invigoration and a lick of salty saliva-inducement to a lusciously lingering finish. This fantastic value should be relished at least through 2014. By employing a yeast strain cultured by Ste. Michelle, Elk Grove gets their Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc to ferment for easily ten weeks at low temperature, which they consider key to both aromatic and textural enhancement.

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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)
Technical notes
The fruit was hand-harvested from select hillside vineyards, whole cluster pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks.

Producer
Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, our focus has always been to produce hand crafted, Estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world.

Estate vineyards now cover over 120 acres on three separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Proper site selection and meticulous vine management along with harvesting at very low yields creates the concentration and depth of flavor that are hallmarks of Elk Cove wines.

Elk Cove Vineyards proudly remains a family-owned and operated winery. Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 to produce outstanding Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Growing up among the vines on the Elk Cove Estate has instilled a tremendous respect for the soil in which the grapes were grown, therefore his role as winemaker is one of stewardship over intervention.

In the winery, Adam employs gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the Estate grown fruit. We at Elk Cove hope you enjoy these wines as much as we all enjoyed the creative process in making them.