Appellation: Willamette Valley
The Campbell family long has been a champion of Pinot Gris and established what now are some of the oldest vineyards in Oregon. Close your eyes and think of an apricot orchard along the banks of the Columbia River, inhale the sweet smell of apricot blooms, sweet grass and river bank. Now take a bite of a fresh pear for a juicy burst of fruit. That is followed by apple pie filling and an agreeable lick of peach pit in the finish. Year after year, Elk Cove and its sister label, Pike Road Wines, release some of the best examples of Pinot Gris on the West Coast. That includes this one, voted as best of class at the 2019 Cascadia International Wine Competition.
Rated “Outstanding!” by Great Northwest Wine. (13% alc.)
Cases produced: 16,000
Food pairings: Things from the sea and Pinot Gris go well together, as well as barbecue fare, grilled vegetables, lemony chicken, brats, Asian-inspired dishes, tomato bisque and a plate of cured meats and cheeses.
27751 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119