Our 2021 Pinot Gris received an outstanding 94 point review by The Drunken Cyclist
“Under screwcap. I have stated countless times that I consider Alsace as my second home. I studied there, rode my bike there, fell in love there (OK, two outta three ain’t bad). So every time I see “Pinot Gris” I get excited since it (usually) indicates that the wine is made more in the French style where there is a focus on the incredible fruit that Pinot Gris can offer. That is in sharp contrast to the ubiquitous Italian, aka “Pinot Grigio” style which (usually) means a rather bland wine that has plenty of acidity but is lacking in fruit.
Add to the equation that this wine was made by Adam Campbell at Elk Cove, one of my favorite winemakers in the Valley, and, well, whoa. Rich. Tree fruit. Pear. Peach. Apricot. Salinity. Mineral. Yowza. A whole lot going on even before the first sip. Happily, the palate does not disappoint. A wave of fruit is quickly followed by a near-bracing acidity, resulting in a beautifully balanced wine. It seems as though Adam has found the formula to incorporate the best aspects of both styles of Pinot Gris/Grigio, and that is a beautiful thing. Whoa. This has to be near the top of my favorite domestic Pinot Gris.” – The Drunken Cyclist
Thank you Drunken Cyclist for your wonderful review. Check out more wine reviews at the drunken cyclist
The Drunken Cyclist:
“I started this blog in 2012 as a creative outlet where I could write about a few of my passions. Initially, I thought that I would write equally about wine and cycling and those areas where the two intersect (hence the “Drunken Cyclist” moniker–more on that below).
Not too far along my focus became almost exclusively on wine for one simple reason: I found the more compelling stories involved wine–from the vineyard, to the tasting room, to the table. Just about every time there is wine in a glass, there is a story to be told.”