Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2017

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Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2017
$21.99
$19.79

SKU 615

750ml

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Vintage 2017 was a classic Oregon vintage with plenty of sunny days and refreshingly cool nights. It was also the rst year since our wines were 100% estate grown, created entirely from grapes we own and farm. We now have full control as we care for our vineyards and soils for generations to come. "Estate Grown" is now proudly displayed on each of our labels. The Willamette Valley has the perfect climate for this delicate cool weather white wine. We have enough sunlight and warmth for ripening, but our cool evenings help retain varietal character and prevent over- ripening. We whole-cluster press our pinot gris grapes, then ferment the juice at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks. This gentle treatment protects the aromatic qualities and enhances the natural richness of the Pinot Gris grapes, creating our most popular white wine.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Elk Cove
Alcohol/vol 13%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Pinot Gris has an open nose of Bosc pears, white peach and apricot with touches of spring blossoms and wet pebbles. Light to medium-bodied with good concentration of fresh fruits in the mouth, it offers crisp, refreshing acidity, finishing long with just a touch of phenolic texture. 20,000 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, August 30, 2018
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Wine EnthusiastPopular and widely available, this opens with a scent of guava, and follows with mixed fruit flavors of guava, apricot and bubblegum. It's forward and palate-pleasing, leaving a light hint of mint at the finish.

Paul Gregutt, October 1, 2018