Pinot Gris a food-friendly Northwest favorite

By on September 18, 2016

Pike Road Wines 2015 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $15

pike-road-pinot-gris-2015-bottleBest Buy! The Elk Cove Vineyards tandem of Heather Perkin and second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell combine on this new sister project, and this Pinot Gris benefits from a broad base of fruit sources throughout the Willamette Valley, including 30-year-old plantings at their Estate Vineyard that rank among the oldest in Oregon. Clean aromas of melon and lychee include talcum powder, toasted almond and grassiness. It’s a pleasant sipper with flavors of white peach and apricot, a rich midpalate, and a brisk finish with lime juice and pulp. These wines are available in Arizona, California, the Carolinas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 8,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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