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.
’15 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.