2015 Pike Road Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

SKU #1264804 Vinous

 Light green-tinged yellow. Fresh melon and white peach aromas are sharpened by a suggestion of lemon pith. Round and fleshy in style, showing good heft to the ripe, spice-tinged pit and orchard fruit flavors. The peachy quality carries through a plush, warm finish that features suggestions of candied ginger and dried fig. (JR)  (1/2017)

Wine Enthusiast

 Fresh flavors of herb, gooseberry, lime and pear comingle. This is the first release of a new sister brand to Elk Cove. All Willamette Valley fruit, including some estate grown grapes, it's done in a clean and refreshing style. This is a perfect mid-week, food friendly white wine. (PG)  (8/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Crisp and taut, with pear, peach and floral flavors on a tangy frame. (HS)  (11/2016)

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Staff Image By: Morgan Laurie | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/10/2017 | Send Email
A delicious little everyday white. Food friendly and easy drinking this Pinot Gris would pair well with everything from Holiday dinners to spicy Thai food. It's balanced between rich, ripe stone and orchard fruit and crisp, refreshing citrus. A slam dunk for any night of the week.

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/24/2017 | Send Email
This has some of the dried fruit flavors you get in Alsatian Pinot Gris but is less austere and has more textural richness. There is melon, crushed citrus and hints of peach and apricot in the juicy middle. The finish is fresh and palate cleansing. Perfect for Summer BBQs

Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/17/2017 | Send Email
Early summer in a glass! Cool Peach and melon notes with a subtle spice notes and a crisp citrusy finish. This is a delightful everyday white that can be paired with both simple and exotic foods or simply as an aperitif with friends.

Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/20/2017 | Send Email
I really like everything that I have tasted from Pike Road. The Pinot Gris tastes like it cost more money. It is clean and crisp but has enough fruit to make it very easy to drink. This wine is a very pleasurable drink/ It will go well alone or with fish or chicken.

Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2016 | Send Email
I confess I do have a soft spot for Pinot Gris, usually from Alsace, so it was a welcoming surprise when I tried this one from Oregon. In comparison with the Alsatian ones, it definite has more lushness and ripeness, but not heaviness at all. I had it twice with an Indian chicken curry and later with a Thai chicken satay. It was a divine pairing both times.

Staff Image By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/23/2016 | Send Email
One of my favorite little finds for everyday drinking out of Oregon! The Pike Road Pinot Gris is a new wine from Elk Cove winery, made using their neighbor's grapes. This wine is light, tangy, and full of citrus and verbena notes. Tending to the more savory side of Pinot Gris, this wine is excellent with lighter dishes, salads, and hard-to-pair veggie plates.

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Pinot Gris

- Also known as Pinot Gris in France, where it originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. The berries can vary in color from yellowish to bluish-violet producing wines that range from white to slightly pink. The most successful wines from the grape come from the Collio in Friuli (Northeast Italy), where the wines are light- to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and, because of their high acidity, complementary to the region's foods like speck, Prosciutto di San Daniele and polenta. In Alsace, where the grape takes a back seat to more popular varietals like Gew├╝rztraminer and Riesling, it is generally rich and honeyed. Other successful plantings of Pinot Grigio exist in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania, with even smaller amounts planted in British Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and California.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- Highly touted for its Pinot Noirs, Oregon is part of the up-and-coming winemaking industry in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Most of Oregon is directly affected by the climate coming off of the Pacific Ocean, giving it mild winters and wet summers. This makes it a difficult place to ripen grapes, but some say that the harder grapes have to struggle, the more complex they will turn out to be. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are two important and successful grapes grown in Oregon.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5