Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2021 - 750ml

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92pts Tasting Panel

Elk Cove's Pinot Gris vines date back to 1985, making them some of the oldest in the Willamette Valley. Whole cluster-pressed and cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks, this wine sings with aromatics of apricot and tangerine. There seems to be a charge of electricity that powers lime-zest pizzazz as well as floral notes of honeysuckle and greener notes of basil and thyme.
90pts Wine Spectator
Luscious yet crisp and refreshing, with lively apricot, fresh fig and spice flavors that finish on a polished note.
90pts Wine Enthusiast
The aromas start out light, with notes of herb, pear, star fruit and other tropical fruits. Broad-feeling flavors follow, showing depth and layering. There's pleasing balance to it all.  Editors' Choice

Winemaker Notes

With ripe pear, honey and citrus on the nose, this wine opens lush and juicy with white peach, lemon curd and honeydew melon leading to an elegant finish of lemongrass and slate.

 

Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell, their focus has always been to produce handcrafted, estate-grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate vineyards now cover nearly 400 acres on six separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south-facing slopes of Willakenzie, Laurelwood and now Jory soil types provide excellent drainage, which are the perfect environment to grow world-class wine grapes. Winemaker Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 and now directs the production of outstanding Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Blanc. The name "Elk Cove" was derived from the Roosevelt Elk, which roam nearby, and migrate into the valley each spring.

 

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