James Suckling visited Elk Cove during the 2016 Harvest and gave our 2013 Five Mountain Pinot Noir an outstanding 90 point review:
“A little tight with berry and light milk-chocolate character. Lacks a little intensity but a firm and polished wine. Outstanding but a little short. Drink now.” – James Suckling
James Suckling is one of today’s leading wine critics. According to his profile at JamesSuckling.com, “A wine that I rate 90 points or more is outstanding (A). It’s a wine I want to drink a glass of and is an outstanding purchase.” The title of his 2016 article on the Willamette Valley tells it all: Oregon Pinot Noir is Ready to Take on the World. We agree!