James Suckling visited Elk Cove during the 2016 Harvest and gave our 2014 Five Mountain Pinot Noir an outstanding 92 point review:
“Very tight young wine with soft and silky tannins and plenty of plums, light cedar and toffee flavors. Medium body and a long finish. Give this time. Better in 2019.” – 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!