Wine Spectator

92 Points “Firm, even a bit gritty in texture, but tremendously expressive, offering orange peel-accented cherry, plum, tar, and exotic speice flavors that just don’t quit as they sail through the long, open-weave finish.” – Harvey Steiman (August 1, 2008)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2006 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “…Sexy aromas of blackberries, kirsch, cola, and potpourri. Deep red and dark berry flavors are framed by velvety tannins and given added spine by a gentle mineral quality. Finishes broad and sweet…” – Stephen Tanzer (May 1, 2009)

Wine Enthusiast

2006 Windhill Pinot Noir:

91 Points “This is a lovely bottle from a vineyard planted in 1974. It’s an almost-perfect mix of flower, fruit, and stone. It mixes the flavors elegantly into a wine that captures the elegance of the grape along with bright fruit, crisp acids, and just the right amount of herb.” – Paul Gregutt (November 15, 2008)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2006 Windhill Pinot Noir:

89 Points “The nose offers more earth and mineral notes, while on the palate the wine is firm and just a bit narrow. However, the texture is silky and the flavors racy, giving an overall impression of elegance.” – Robert Parker (November 1, 2008)

Wine Spectator

2006 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

93 Points “Velvety in texture and generous with its blue plum and black currant flavors, subtly weaving in notes of red meat and balsamic… the wine seems to pose on the finish, showing off its gifts.” – Harvey Steiman (May 1, 2008)

Wine Press Northwest

2006 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

Outstanding! “From the opening whiff, this reveals bright aromas of raspberries, Bing cherries, blackberries and allspice. It’s a lively wine on the palate, thanks to flavors of charming cherries and ripe raspberries. From the entry to the rich midpalate through the lengthy finish, this wine provides great balance and true elegance.” (April 1, 2008)

Wine Enthusiast

2006 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

91 Points Cellar Selection. “La Bohème, now almost 25 years old, has been Elk Cove’s tète de cuvée for most of its life… as with all of Adam Campbell’s wines, it is finely sculpted, showcasing tart and tangy cranberry pomegranate, and rhubarb flavors with a finish that lands on a foundation of rock.” (July 1, 2008)

Wine & Spirits

2006 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

92 Points “Ample, round and lavish in its oak…it’s packed with flavors of mocha, sassafras, and black cherry…serve with pasta or wild mushrooms.” (June 1, 2008)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2006 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

91 Points “The alluring perfume is very expressive while the nose offers up aromas of rose petals, cherry, raspberry, spice box, and earth notes. On the palate, it is firm, layered, and intense leading to a lengthy, fruit filled finish.” – Robert Parker (November 1, 2008)

Restaurant Wine

2006 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

5 Stars. “Superb Pinot – best ever from Elk Cove. Fragrant and fine in aroma (plum, cherry, rose petal, vanilla), this is a full bodied, velvety, well balanced wine with a very long persistent finish…. Exceptional!” (April 1, 2008)

Pinot Report

2006 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

94 Points “…deep, rich cherry and earthy flavors, silky texture, sweet oak, some tannin;…This Pinot has great depth and complexity, as well as a wonderful silkiness.” (February 15, 2008)

Wine Spectator

2006 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Bright and lively. A crisp-textured style that emphasizes raspberry and warm-rain-on-slate minerality in equal measure, finishing with snap. Best from 2009 through 2013.” – Harvey Steiman (April 23, 2008)

Wine Press Northwest

2006 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

Recommended. “This is a darker-toned red with aromas and flavors of black truffles, mushrooms, plums and chocolate-covered cherries.” (April 1, 2008)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2006 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

91 Points “Alluring bouquet of black raspberry, kirsch, allspice, incense, and cinnamon. The palate offers deep, sweet red and dark berry flavors, supple texture and fine-grained tannins that add gentle grip. Finishes energetic and spicy, with a strong note of sweet red berries. Seductive and delicious now.” (May 1, 2008)

Pinot Report

2006 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

93 Points “…silky texture, ripe black cherry flavor, spice, slight earthiness…good structure and balance; …This is a terrific Pinot…” (February 15, 2008)

Wine Spectator

2006 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

93 Points “Supple, round and generous. A luscious mouthful of cherry, blackberry, cream and espresso flavors linger seductively on the long, expressive finish. Harmonious and deftly balanced, this is a big wine that wears its flesh easily. Drink now through 2016.” – Harvey Steiman (April 23, 2008)

Wine Press Northwest

2006 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

Recommended. “This wine reveals aromas of strawberries, ripe cherries and black pepper, along with intense and spicy cherries and loganberries.” (April 1, 2008)

Pinot Report

2006 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir: 

94 “…deep, rich, black cherry flavors with silky texture, some earthiness and tannin; …Great structure and a deep core of fruit make this a great Pinot for the table.” (February 15, 2008)

Wine Spectator

2006 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley:

89 Points. “Ripe and focused, with black currant and blackberry flavors on a firm frame, shaded with savory notes that persist nicely on the well-formed finish. Drink now through 2012.” – Harvey Steiman (September 30, 2008)

Wine Press Northwest

2006 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley:

Outstanding! “Built to be approachable in its youth, and that’s certainly the case. This opens with aromas of black cherries, vanilla, black tea and a hint of tobacco, followed by flavors of ripe cherries and bright raspberries. It’s smooth and elegant from the entry to the finish and possesses great structure throughout.” (April 1, 2008)