2002 ElvenGlade Pinot Gris "Owner's Reserve"
Yamhill County, Oregon
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $12.00 (Current release)
Type: Italian-style White
Principal varietal(s): 100% Pinot Gris

This wine, produced in extremely small quantities and raised in oak, is an interesting contrast to the non-oaked ElvenGlade Pinot Gris. The oak manifests itself in toasty, creamy notes in the aromas and flavors, and more of a spicy apple than citrus fruit component. Much oilier in mouth feel than the crisp non-oaked version. The tasting group was divided about evenly in terms of preference between the oaked and non-oaked versions. It will be interesting to taste this wine in another year or so when the oak has had time to resolve itself, but it's a tasty wine already. - WB Team 2003-05-23


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