Our 2015 Brut Rosé received an excellent 91 point rating from Wine Enthusiast. This is only the third sparkling wine we’ve produced at Elk Cove, so this review is a welcome sign that we are heading the right direction with our sparkling wines!
91 Elk Cove 2015 La Boheme Estate Grown Brut Rose (Yamhill-Carlton). “Sourced from the oldest vines of the estate’s La Boheme vineyard, this lush sparkler is made from 100% Pinot Noir. Its pretty strawberry shade matches the scents and flavors. With exceptional concentration and elegance, it seemingly gathers strength through its long, flavorful finish.” -Paul Gregutt
This review posted in the June 2018 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:
Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.