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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Elk Cove Pinot Gris 1999
Elk Cove Pinot Gris 1999
(search item no. 12527)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $14.39

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 Pinot Gris has intense aromas of a tropical nature (lychee, kiwi, passionfruit), with hints of melon. On the palate the wine shows richness, intense sweet fruit and that special mineral quality. The wine pairs beautifully with shellfish, crab, lobster, spicy fare and lighter dishes.
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About Elk Cove Vineyard:

Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell, their focus has always been to produce handcrafted, estate-grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate vineyards now cover over 250 acres on five separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south-facing slopes of Willakenzie, Laurelwood and now Jory soil types provide excellent drainage, which are the perfect environment to grow world-class wine grapes. Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 and now directs the production of outstanding Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Blanc.

The name "Elk Cove" was derived from the Roosevelt Elk, which roamed nearby, and migrated into the valley each spring.