Our 2019 Five Mountain Pinot Noir received a 93 point review from Owen Bargreen
“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.” – Owen Bargreen
“The delicious 2019 ‘Five Mountain’ Pinot Noir spent ten months in 20% new French oak prior to bottling, as this scenic vineyard was purchased by Elk Cove back in 2005 and has views of five volcanos in the Cascade Range. The earthy aromatics really impress, alongside a core of black raspberry and black tea. This comes off ripe and plump once on the mouth, with red rose water and black truffle accents, as the length and viscosity add depth. Complex and delicious to savor now, enjoy this beautiful wine over the next twelve plus years. Drink 2022-2034. 93 points” – Owen Bargreen
Thank you Owen Bargreen for your wonderful review. Read the rest of the reviews for the new Elk Cove 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.