James Suckling visited Elk Cove during the 2016 Harvest and gave our 2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir an “outstanding” 93 point review:
“Lots of blueberry aromas to this with stone undertones. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and structured. Better in 2018.”
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!