Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2019 Five Mountain Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines entitled “Oregon’s 2019 Pinot Noirs – A Return to Classicism”
“Deep crimson. Vibrant red and dark berry, candied lavender, cola and allspice qualities on the expansive nose. Juicy and energetic in style, offering intense Chambord, cherry cola and spicecake flavors that smoothly marry depth to vivacity. Shows fine definition and spicy thrust on the long, subtly tannic finish, which echoes the red fruit and floral notes.” – Josh Raynolds
“Adam Campbell’s parents, Pat and Joe, were very early to the Willamette Valley game; in 1974, they established Elk Cove in Gaston and have steadily expanded it to its current 400 acres of vineyards. That is simply massive by the region’s standards, especially for a producer making wines in the upper quality tier. Adam came on board in 1995, and the wines have been on a continuous ascent ever since. The use of new oak varies widely here, depending on vintage and across the vineyard sites, meaning that some wines see as little as 20% new barrels while others might see up to two-thirds. The lineup of 2019s is consistently excellent, and the wines are showing extremely well now, which will please the impatient or fruit-craving Pinot lovers out there. But I would exercise some restraint, as they are also well-concentrated and balanced, with solid backbone that will help to see them easily past their first decade.” – Josh Raynolds
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