Elk Cove Vineyards 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $19

By on February 1, 2013

Elk Cove Pinot GrisSecond-generation winemaker Adam Campbell is amazingly consistent with Pinot Gris. Every year, it seems, he is able to dial in what must be his highest-production wine. His 2010 earned our top “Outstanding” rating, and he did it again this year, making his Pinot Gris one of the sure bets in Oregon white wines. This opens with pretty aromas of apple, pear, sweet lemon, lime zest and minerality, followed by a gorgeous palate that opens with bright acidity on the entry, followed by flavors of honey crisp apple, pear and lemon. This is a perfect wine to pair with scallops, chowder, chicken or pasta in a cream sauce.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 16,770

Alcohol: 12.5%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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