lassic Oregon Dry Riesling. That’s really the best way to describe this riesling made by Elk Cove. Using grapes from three vineyards, some of these vines were planted between 1974-77, dating back to the early days of the Oregon wine industry. In general, older vines lend more complexity to the finished wine and these vines do just that.
With aromas of lemon combined with those distinct Riesling petrol notes, this riesling also smelled tart– making our mouths water as we breathed it in. Some people don’t care for petrol in their Riesling but we’re a little sad when it’s missing. On the palate, we tasted ripe pears, lemon curd and green apples. The wine started sweet in our mouths but then quickly moved to a tart finish.
Pair this Riesling with a double cream brie cheese, a nice salumi and a crusty baguette!