2015 Brut Rosé: Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne
Our 2015 Brut Rosé featured in Food & Wine Magazine’s article “8 Oregon Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne”. Here’s what they had to say:
“The Willamette Valley’s distinctive climate and geology have made it renowned for Pinot Noir, and its Chardonnays can be equally impressive—two varieties that also happen to be the classic ingredients of great sparkling wine… Winemaker Adam Campbell is one of Oregon’s top Pinot talents. His skill shows through in this creamy, lightly toasty wine.” – Ray Isle, Food & Wine
Read the full article at foodandwine.com.
Elk Cove a “Hot Brand” for 2018
Wine Business Magazine has chosen Elk Cove as a “Hot Brand” for 2018!
“As a region, Oregon’s Willamette Valley had been producing outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for decades, and the Campbell family has been a steward of those grapes since the beginning.”
According to Wine Business Monthly, this means we’re doing a good job of representing the American wine industry. They’re featuring our 100% Pinot Noir Brut Rosé – read more when the full report comes out in February.
So are you drinking more Oregon bubbly? How do you think our 2015 Brut Rosé represents trends in American wine? We’d love to hear what you think. Email us at email@example.com. Cheers!
The Wine Business Monthly is the nation’s leading publication for wineries and growers.
2015 Brut Rosé: Year’s Best Summer Sparklers
Our 2015 Brut Rosé was awarded 92 points by Wine & Spirits Magazine and was featured in their “Year’s Best Summer Sparklers.”
“This is Elk Cove’s second vintage of a sparkling rosé, made with fruit from some of the oldest vines on the property. It starts off with a soft and elegant mousse and a whiff of lees and plum juice. The flavors are juicy and linear, with plenty of acidity to balance the fruit. It’s ripe and seductive, with a mildly earthy finish.” – Patrick J. Comiskey
Read the full article – along with 14 other ratings of top Oregon sparkling wines – in the August 2019 Issue of Wine & Spirits magazine. Cheers!
2015 Brut Rosé: 91 Points in Wine Enthusiast
Our 2015 Brut Rosé received an excellent 91 point rating from Wine Enthusiast. This is only the third sparkling wine we’ve produced at Elk Cove, so this review is a welcome sign that we are heading the right direction with our sparkling wines!
91 Elk Cove 2015 La Boheme Estate Grown Brut Rose (Yamhill-Carlton). “Sourced from the oldest vines of the estate’s La Boheme vineyard, this lush sparkler is made from 100% Pinot Noir. Its pretty strawberry shade matches the scents and flavors. With exceptional concentration and elegance, it seemingly gathers strength through its long, flavorful finish.” -Paul Gregutt
This review posted in the June 2018 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:
Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.
Best Sparkling – Panel Pick
Our 2011 Brut Rosé was selected as a Panel Pick from among 524 wines blind-tasted by Sip Northwest for their fifth annual “Best of the Northwest” issue. Winners were sampled blind and judged by over five dozen leading beverage experts, so we’re proud that our first Rosé Sparkling wine made the list!
Sip Northwest covers various and sundry beverages from around the Pacific Northwest and their Best of the Northwest issue is “a compilation of 2016’s greatest hits” that doubles as their holiday buying guide for wines, beers and spirits from our region.