Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2012

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Elk Cove Vineyards:
Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, our focus has always been to produce hand crafted, Estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate Vineyards Estate vineyards now cover over 180 acres on four separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south facing slopes, of Willak... Read more
Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, our focus has always been to produce hand crafted, Estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate Vineyards Estate vineyards now cover over 180 acres on four separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south facing slopes, of Willakenzie and Laurelwood soil types with excellent drainage, provide the perfect environment to grow the world class wine grapes that are the basis for creating Elk Cove wines. Proper site selection and meticulous vine management along with harvesting at very low yields creates the concentration and depth of flavor that are hallmarks of Elk Cove wines. Family Owned and Operated Elk Cove Vineyards proudly remains a family owned and operated winery. Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 to produce outstanding Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Growing up among the vines on the Elk Cove Estate has instilled a tremendous respect for the soil in which the grapes were grown, therefore his role as winemaker is one of stewardship over intervention. In the winery Adam employs gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the Estate grown fruit. We at Elk Cove hope you enjoy these wines as much as we all enjoyed the creative process in making them. Read less

External Reviews for Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

A fruit powered wine that leads with fresh pear, melon and tropical flavors. This Pinot Gris has low acids, with a hint of vanilla and coconut on the finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Light and sleek, offering a satiny texture to the pear and floral flavors, which linger deftly and intently. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Mouthwatering and brisk, this succulent gris has the scent of apple blossoms, its flavors giving the impression of a slice of crisp apple spritzed with lemon. A summer refresher, or a good pairing with petrale sole.


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/23/2014

Light and sleek, offering a satiny texture to the pear and floral flavors, which linger deftly and intently. Drink now. 15,500 cases made. -HS I was surprised - perhaps simply due to the ubiquity of this grape in Oregon and my personal predilection for Pinot Blanc - to find that Elk Cove's 2012 Pinot Gris surpassed its Blanc counterpart in nuance as well as richness and finish. Here too, though, we have an exhibition of generous vintage virtues, with a fortunate absence of green apple acid such as handicapped so many 2010 and 2011 renditions of this cepage. Peachy fruit wreathed in smoke and honeysuckle billow across a lush, schmaltzy palate, while hints of orange rind, sage and brown spices lend invigoration and a lick of salty saliva-inducement to a lusciously lingering finish. This fantastic value should be relished at least through 2014. By employing a yeast strain cultured by Ste. Michelle, Elk Grove gets their Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc to ferment fo...



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