Sunset Magazine has featured out 2016 Rosé in a feature on Rosé wines that are “easy going down – and easy on the wallet.” Sunset is tapping into a nationwide craze for pink wines that’s not just about summer weather, but about people discovering how interesting and affordable rosé wines can be.
“As the weather warms up, wine-shop shelves get increasingly rosier, with rows of bottles in hues from the palest blush to vibrant salmon. When it comes to warm-weather drinking, pink is definitely the new white…”
Among Sunsets picks is our 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, described as “Rose petals and stones; vibrant strawberry and lemon.” Read the full article in the May 2017 issue of the magazine, page 98, or at sunset.com
When the temperature reaches into the 90’s, even habitual Pinot Noir drinkers might need something more refreshing… Sunset Magazine recommends our crisp 2013 Pinot Blanc:
“We never dismiss a good gin and tonic. But it’s entirely possible to enjoy a nice class of wine when the weather gets warm… For white wine, choose crisp over oaky or buttery. Pinot blanc is a great refresher too, like the 2013 produced by Oregon’s Elk Cove Vineyards ($19). For us, the hotter the weather, the colder we like our white wine.” – Sunset Magazine, July 2014, pg 106
2012 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:
2013 Sunset International Wine Competition — Silver Medal.
2005 Riesling Estate:
“If you can imagine the promise of wet paint in your house, this is it – followed by delicate peaches and apricots and a teensy bit of sweetness, with ethereal minerality through a long, light finish.” (May 31, 2007)
2008 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:
Extreme Pairing — “Handcrafted salumi is paired with Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2008 as a Perfect Wine Companion. “Pour a dry Alsatian-style variety…zippy but elegant pink grapefruit and peach get a kick of lemon zest at the end.” (March 1, 2010)
2003 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley:
“You could pull this out with almost any food… consistently a good party wine.” (January 31, 2006)