Great Northwest Wines top wines 100: 10-2

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5. Elk Cove Vineyards 2012 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $19

Oregon wineSecond-generation winemaker Adam Campbell crafts simply stunning Pinot Gris. This might be as good as it gets year in and year out. In fact, we have a difficult time remembering the last time we didn’t give it our top rating in a blind judging. This newly released white opens with aromas of pear, Golden Delicious apple, lime and clove. On the palate, it is loaded with flavors of ripe orchard fruit, especially pear and apple. The round midpalate is beautifully balanced with bright, right-on acidity. The finish is simply sublime. Pair this with seared scallops, salmon, halibut, crab, clams … well, you get the gist.

Production: 15,500 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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