Full Review

Elk Run

Elk Run
2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.43

Elk Run
2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Straw green color. Exotic, fresh floral aromas and flavors of honeyed asian pear, wintergreen, anise seed, and nightshade with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, stimulating, medium-length finish with notes of nectarine, pistachio oil, and exotic spices with no oak flavor. An intriguing spicy and exotic pinot gris for Asian fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, spicy & complex & non-oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeyed Asian pear, wintergreen, anise seed, and nightshade
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nectarine, pistachio oil, and exotic spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Thai Green Papaya Salad, Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing spicy and exotic pinot gris for Asian fare.

The Producer

Elk Run Vineyards

The Producer
15113 Liberty Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
USA
1 410-775-2513

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.