I visited Elizabeth Chambers Cellar by accident a couple of years ago. I was looking for a different winery, which used to occupy the historic power plant building in McMinnville, Oregon. Well, the other winery wasn’t there, and this one was, so I stopped in for a taste… And brought home a couple of bottles.
So the Pinot Gris… Amazing! This wine is less sweet than the typical Oregon Pinot Gris; Elizabeth Chambers keeps the residual sugar levels to less than one tenth of 1% in their Pinot Gris, resulting in a bone-dry wine.
The wine has flavors of lemon and pineapple, with bright acidity and minerality. The Winemaker’s Notes say: Aromas of orange peel and passion fruit lead into zesty flavors of lemon peel and grapefruit, showcasing bright acidity and an engaging citrus and tropical fruit character. The wine’s elegant finish reveals hints of pear and Crenshaw melon.
The finish lingers on the tongue. It is excellent. Sadly the 2014 is sold out, but the 2015 and 2016 are still available!
If you have a chance to visit their tasting room, do! The atmosphere is lively and fun, and the historic building has so much character!