Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave our 2013 Pinot Gris 91 Points in their March 2015 edition:

“The palate is well balanced with commendable depth of flavor. This is no anonymous Pinot Gris, but offers some lovely nectarine and Cornice pear notes, touches of lychee that probably come from the “seasoning” of Gewurstraminer and Muscat in the blend. Very fine and unbeatable value.” -Neal Martin

 

Our 2013 Pinot Gris has received 91 Points and was selected as an “Editor’s Choice” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

“This full-bodied, lightly spiced wine seduces with fresh fruit flavors of pear, apple, kiwi and melon.  Polished and bracing, it finishes with a lick of wet stone. Editor’s Choice.” -Paul Gregutt

Our 2013 Pinot Gris won a Gold Medal and was rated at 91pts in the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition!  This is one of the largest wine competitions in the world.  This year they tasted over 4,500 wines, so it’s truly an honor to have won Gold.

 

 

In a blind tasting of 81 Pinot Gris from Oregon and Washington, our 2013 came in first.  Here’s the review:

Outstanding:  Elk Cove Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

“Second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell is the master of Pinot Gris, as he consistently earns top scores vintage after vintage.  This is no exception, earning the top spot in our judging.  It opens with aromas of apple, pear and a touch of pineapple, followed by hints of jasmine and mint tea.  The palate is bursting with flavors of orchard fruit and minerality, all backed with crisp, mouthwatering acidity.  A stunning wine.” – Andy Perdue

To read the accompanying article, with quotes from our winemaker Adam Campbell, visit Wine Press Northwest online.

Our 2012 Pinot Gris received 92 points and was rated “Editor’s Choice” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

“Anyone who doubts the world-class potential of Oregon Pinot Gris need only sip this outstanding value from Elk Cove.  Bright and spicy, it’s a riot of tangy grapefruit, tangerine and Meyer lemon, enhanced aromatically by citrus blossoms.” – Paul Gregutt

This review posted in Wine Enthusiast’s Buying Guide in June of 2014.

Our 2012 Pinot Gris was listed in the Wine Spectator as one of  “Harvey Steiman’s Recommended Wines from Oregon” in their article “Oregon’s Light Touch”.  Of 600 wines reviewed for the report, only 18 were listed as a “Top Value”. Here’s what else Steiman had to say about our 2012 Pinot Gris:

“Light and sleek, offering a satiny texture to the pear and floral flavors, which linger deftly and intently”

2012 Pinot Gris

“This is the quintessential Northwest Pinot Gris, and it is perhaps the most consistently outstanding example to come out of Oregon, thanks to second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell. Minerality, lemon, lime and a tiny whiff of pear lead off, followed in the mouth by crisp, mouth-watering acidity and more lemon and lime.  The finish departs with a final bit of yellow grapefruit and slate rock in this fine Willamette Valley Pinot Gris.”

Learn more about the competition – and see some of the other top wines – at greatnorthwestwine.com

August 2013 Wine & Spirits2012 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

92 Points & Year’s Best Pinot Gris

“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.”

(August 1, 2013)

2012 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

2013 Sunset International Wine Competition — Silver Medal.

1998 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

90 Points “Ripe and rich, as aromatic and intense as a Viognier, with similar honeysuckle, pear and spice notes that last and last on the vibrant finish. As distinctive a Pinot Gris as Oregon has produced.” (October 15, 1999)

1999 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

89 Points “Soft and juicy, with seductive melon, spice and floral flavors spreading out appealingly on the round finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made.” (January 31, 2001)