Our 2017 Mount Richmond Brut was awarded a 91 point review from Owen Bargreen:
“The really good 2017 Elk Cove ‘Mount Richmond Brut’ Sparkling Wine is a blend of mainly Pinot Noir (66%) with the remainder Chardonnay that saw three years in neutral oak prior to disgorgement. Ripe Japanese pear and cantaloupe, with salty undertones, combine with a soft mousse and beautiful length on the palate. Really nice to enjoy now, this has some good aging potential based on both the weight and acidity. Drink 2022-2029” – Owen Bargreen
More from Owen on his impressions of our wines:
“More than ten years ago I was at a restaurant in Maui and ordered a bottle of Elk Cove Pinot Gris. This seemed like the perfect occasion for a refreshing wine and I fondly recall how satisfying the wine was with our seafood fare. For years I have enjoyed visiting this beautiful winery location perched high on a hill, with sweeping views of the Willamette Valley. An Oregon wine brand that has been synonymous with consistency.”
Read all of Owen’s 2022 Spring reviews for our wines at OwenBargreen.com
Dr. Owen Bargreen is the founder/executive editor of OwenBargreen.com, formerly Washington Wine Blog. He is a clinical psychologist and has his private practice in the Seattle area. Dr. Bargreen is a Level 2 Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers who writes part-time for Decanter Magazine.
He has been writing about wine for more than ten years and has reviewed thousands of wines from around the world. Owen has also traveled extensively in Washington, Oregon, and California, as well as throughout wine regions of the world, including the Bordeaux and the Rhone valley in France, Spain, Germany, and Italy. He speaks German, Italian, and English.