Estate Riesling – Elk Cove Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Estate Riesling from Elk Cove Vineyards.

Elk Cove Vineyards

Vintage 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon

100% Estate grown fruit.

Color of light straw.

Nose of lemongrass, light petroleum, green apple, green pear, melon, and apricot.

Dry on the palate, light bodied with flavor notes of citrus and wildflower honey, lemongrass, apricot, and peach. Finishing with hints of white pepper and minerals.

13% ABV

$19 a bottle.

WineryEscapades scores at 88 points.

Recommended pairing – Grilled Turkey Burgers with vegetables.

Firesteed Riesling – Oregon

Our wine tonight is the Riesling from Firesteed Cellars in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

2018 Firesteed Riesling

Vintage 2018

Willamette Valley AVA

Harvested in late October from the Erratic Oaks Vineyard.

Light gold in color.

Lightly diesel on the nose with floral hints of honeysuckle, faint green melon, and sliced peaches in syrup.

Medium bodied and off dry on the palate with notes of green apple, mango, wildflower honey, white plum, grapefruit, and lemon and lime, with almonds and pineapple lingering on the crisp finish.

13% ABV

$15 a bottle

Pair with a spicy Asian dish or blackened fish tacos.

Serve slightly chilled beyond cellar temperature.

Winery Escapades scores 87 points.

Pinot Gris – Iris Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Pinot Gris from Iris Vineyards.

Vintage 2017

Willamette Valley • Oregon

Source • Chalice Estate and Confluence Vineyards.

Clones • Duon 146 and 152

pH: 3.12 • Total Acidity 7.2 g/l • RS 5.0 g/l

4500 total cases produced.

Expressive nose of grapefruit, honeysuckle, and lemon, and Spring daffodils.

Pale yellow in color.

The flavor is bursting of pineapple and lemon with more subtle floral notes finishing with hints of pear and green apple.

11.5% ABV

$17 a bottle.

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