Awesome stuff. The Wine Advocate says about this Pinot Gris: "One of the finest Oregon Pinot Gris I have ever tasted is Elk Cove's 2002. Melon balls, spices, white peaches, and honey can be found in its extravagant aromas. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, it slathers the palate with creamed apples and currants. This is a rich, lush, medium-bodied wine with excellent grip and depth."
The 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.