Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2015

Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2015

SKU 615


Our Pinot Gris is hand-harvested from select hillside vineyards in the northern Willamete Valley. Pinot Gris has long been a focus at Elk Cove - our Estate Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Pinot Gris vines in Oregon, dating back to 1985. Three of our other estate vineyard sites are also planted with Pinot Gris, including 50 acres on steep sloped Mount Richmond Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Planted in a high-density format, all our Pinot Gris undergoes shoot and crop thinning for low yields to maximize quality and concentration.
Category White Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Elk Cove
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • we91

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.

Paul Gregutt, August 1, 2016
  • ws90

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.

Harvey Steiman, October 31, 2016
  • wa87

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.

Neal Martin, June 2016