138 Ratings
Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

Wine Details


Pinot Gris



Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) As our Chardonnay vines mature they are yielding fruit with great depth of flavors. The grapes for the 1997 Chardonnay are from two different clones in the Elk Cove Estate; an early ripening clone from France and the U.C. Davis #108, the former gives lush tropical characteristics and the latter yields fresh green apple flavors. These flavors combined with the eleven months the wine spent in small French oak barrels and a complete malo-lactic fermentation has given the wine roundness, complexi...