Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2015
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Wine EnthusiastOne of Oregon's finest values in Pinot Gris, this offers big, juicy flavors of luscious apple and pear, backed with punchy citrus. The ample acidity tastes of lemon and grapefruit, and a notable wash of minerality comes up in the finish. The blend includes small percentages of Gewürztraminer and Muscat.
Wine SpectatorVivid and expansive, with tangy pear and cantaloupe flavors that play against hints of lime, finishing with polish. Drink now through 2019. 16,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Pinot Gris includes 10% purchased fruit, although it will all be estate grown from next year. This has more complexity and presence than the Pinot Blanc with apple blossom and peach skin aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with light pear and white peach notes, a hint of ginger with a finely balanced finish. Enjoy this over the next 4-5 years.