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Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley NV

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Light and fragrant, with cantaloupe and pear aromas and flavors, lingering on the silky frame. Drink now.

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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 Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Light and fragrant, with cantaloupe and pear aromas and flavors, lingering on the silky frame. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Vibrant pear fruit is at the heart of this elegant gris. Framed by a mild herbal scent, its succulent fruit is unabashedly rich and pure, but the wine never becomes too heavy or opulent. Talclike acidity lifts the wine and gives it a gentle contour. A good accompaniment to roast halibut.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is a fruit-powered wine, loaded 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 perfectly balanced rsquo;06 bottling, with lower acids and a streak of vanilla and coconut wrapping up the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This straightforward, fruity effort is bright, tart, and full of lemon and melon flavors, with a touch of spice for added interest.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Light and fragrant, this is juicy with pear, apple and lime flavors, hinting at almond flowers on the finish. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Easygoing, with tangerine and melon flavors, lingering nicely. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Lively, with pineapple and summer squash aromas and flavors that are unusual but pleasant. Drink now.


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