Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2007

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91 pts - Wine EnthusiastThis is a fruit powered wine, leaded with fresh pear, melon, and tropical flavors. It shows n...

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This has improved since last time I tried it. It is now quite fragrant with dusty notes and soft spice tones adding some complexity to the slightly... Read more

This is a rich Pinot Gris with tones of tropical fruit character. The nose offers up deep, sweet almost honied fruit tones and the palate is soft a... Read more

This is full or pressed flower notes, apple seeds, and pollen on the nose helping to frame the very crisp white fruit notes with a fine verdant fre... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Elk Cove Pinot Gris

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,824
4.00 5
07/23/2009

This has improved since last time I tried it. It is now quite fragrant with dusty notes and soft spice tones adding some complexity to the slightly baked apple fruit. Smells a bit quartzy/steely with a touch of spearmint and an insinuation of cheese rind. Nice round entry with a wave of sweet pear and light pineapple fruit supported by bright acids and tinted with just a hint of dried tropical fruits. The nice clean finish has a touch of minerality and lingering ripe fruit tones that show a hint more citrus character. A very flavorful and balanced example of Pinot Gris that seems as ideally suited for casually summer sipping as it does for enjoying at the table. I would like to serve this with a nice spinach salad with toasted nuts, Brie and cranberries or perhaps with some Halibut sautéed with capers and green olives or grilled shrimp wrapped in prosciutto! 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,824
3.50 5
05/28/2009

This is a rich Pinot Gris with tones of tropical fruit character. The nose offers up deep, sweet almost honied fruit tones and the palate is soft and rich with a hint of dried mango and papaya before turning more citrusy and bright on the long finish. Pretty big scaled but with wonderful balance. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,824
3.50 5
03/30/2010

This is full or pressed flower notes, apple seeds, and pollen on the nose helping to frame the very crisp white fruit notes with a fine verdant freshness. On entry this is rich and round with pronounced acidity popping on the mid-palate. The flavors are somewhat low intensity with more of the apple seed and pollen tones found on the nose, and notes of dried fruit. The scale of this wine is modest, what is here is very nice but a little more flesh might not be a bad thing. A touch underwhelming today. 87pts


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Snooth User: jhiner1978
2873419
4.50 5
05/28/2009

I had this wine last summer and loved it.. and that's coming from a guy that usually drinks red. Very tasty!

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Snooth User: spencerforeezy
171408118
4.50 5
06/07/2009

I loved this wine from the get go. It's vibrant flavor was immediately apparent, and the finish was smooth and simple. Light fruity flavors without the sweet so none of the flavors were drowned out. This is now a permanent favorite.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
3.50 5
04/27/2010

Bananas and tropical fruit are strong in the aroma, with fried plantains and plums. The mouth is very bright and fruity.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
08/02/2009

Very crisp wine with flavors of lemons, peach, mango and pineapple. Very crisp and clean, with a mineral streak. Nice


Snooth User: redsummit
379525454
4.00 5
01/24/2010

Still drinking well. It has developed a bit more color and body as well as some complexity. Compared with a Del Rio '07 this was much more interesting.


Snooth User: pfmackin
147441130
4.00 5
11/07/2009

We really like this wine. It's deep enough to satisfy those who want more than the usually light pinot grigio wines. It offers a very soft hint of spice and fruity that is more robust than most. Great with chicken based salads.


Snooth User: alisaglem
191845109
4.00 5
04/10/2010

Crisp, candied pears with lemon on the finish. Very nice.


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Winemaker's Notes:

91 pts - Wine EnthusiastThis is a fruit powered wine, leaded with fresh pear, melon, and tropical flavors. It shows no sign of having suffered from the wet, cool weather that hit Oregon during the 2007 harvest. It seems riper than the ’06 bottling, with lower acids, and a streak of vanilla and coconut wrapping up the finish.Wall Street Journal Pick

91 pts - Wine EnthusiastThis is a fruit powered wine, leaded with fresh pear, melon, and tropical flavors. It shows no sign of having suffered from the wet, cool weather that hit Oregon during the 2007 harvest. It seems riper than the ’06 bottling, with lower acids, and a streak of vanilla and coconut wrapping up the finish.Wall Street Journal Pick

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