Very light yellow color; lemon, passionfruit, pineapple nose; lemon, grapefruit, pineapple on the palate.
Full bodied, fruits galore, dry, crisp acidity, somewhat creamy texture, no oak or tannin, hint of honey at the finish. Nails the profile for a fruit-forward Oregon Willamette Valley pinot gris.
The wine is made by the Campbell family who have five generations of experience in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. After working at Elk Cove for years, they decided to create a new Oregon wine company focused on appropriately priced pinot noir and pinto gris, then named their winery after the winding Pike Road that lies adjacent to their vineyards in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range mountains. They believe this is the best place on Earth to grow pinot noir and pinot gris, and this effort backs up their belief. $15
Second photo: Pike Road vineyard