Excellent Rating in Great Northwest Wine

Our 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay was given an “Excellent” rating by Great Northwest Wine:

“It’s about time. One of the Pacific Northwest’s top producers of Pinot Gris and Riesling has joined the Chardonnay renaissance in Oregon. Adam Campbell and his family’s 2014 investment in Goodrich Vineyard near Yamhill pays dividends here with Elk Cove Vineyards’ first Chardonnay since 1998. The care taken during the winemaking includes a barrel program over 12 months with some lees stirring beyond malolactic fermentation. After that, came six months in stainless steel. That combination creates for beautiful aromatics of rosewater, Asian pear and green banana. On the palate, the integration of the oak leads to flavors of Golden Delicious apple and baked pineapple, backed by pear skin and dried apricot.”

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Recommended by Great Northwest Wine

Our 2015 Clay Court Pinot Noir was recommended by Great Northwest Wine.

“When this young 15-acre Pinot Noir project devoted to Pommard, Dijon 115 and 777 clones became available in 2009, the Campbell family jumped at it. And it’s become a smashing success – not only for winemaking son, Adam, but also for his tennis-loving parents. A product of a record-hot vintage makes for enticing aromas of black cherry jam, dark strawberry, ripe red currant and smoky oak. Inside, there are rich and rounded flavors of cherry and plum. Light tannins and raspberry acidity lead to a finishing flourish of plump blueberry.”

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Excellent Rating in Great Northwest Wine

Our 2015 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir was given an “Excellent” rating by Great Northwest Wine:

“One of Campbell family’s earliest-ripening sites, Mount Richmond became apart of the Elk Cove portfolio in 1996 when founding vintners Pat and Joe Campbell purchased the land as a partnership with second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell and his wife, Carrie. They’ve used cuttings from their venerable Roosevelt Vineyard to grow it into Elk Cove’s largest planting at 105 acres. This selection of top Pinot Noir lots of Dijon clone 115 and 777 as well as those Roosevelt-birthed Pommard spends 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. All that work helps produce an immediately approachable, regal and ripe Pinot Noir with aromas and flavors of Marionberry, plum and cherry pie juice presented in a pleasing structure with a finish of Craisin.”

View the whole review in the article “Oregon Retains Focus On Pinot Noir” at greatnorthwestwine.com

Outstanding! Rating in Great Northwest Wine

Our 2016 Pinot Gris was given an “Outstanding!” rating by Great Northwest Wine:

“The winemaking team of Adam Campbell and Heather Perkin combined to produce the top two Pinot Gris in the 2017 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, including the Elk Cove Vineyards 2016 Pinot Gris. Much of the hand-harvested clusters were taken from the Campbell family’s original planting, which they populated with Pinot Gris starting in 1985. It resulted in a bounty of citrus notes, showing off lemon, lime and tangerine aromas with a floral influence of sweet freesia. On the palate, a delightful balance of basil and mint complements the tangerine bitters and Meyer lemon juice flavors. The interest in Oregon Pinot Gris prompted the Campbells to increase production over the prior vintage by 10%. And starting this fall, every wine that carries the Elk Cove brand will be 100% estate.”

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Recommended by Great Northwest Wine

Our 2016 Estate Riesling was recommended by Great Northwest Wine.

“Adam Campbell has the privilege of working with three estate sites for his Riesling program, including a pair of old vines plantings — Elk Cove Estate and Windhill – that were established in 1975. That makes them among the oldest in Oregon. The younger Five Mountain Vineyard is the outlier, but combined they make for an approachable style that sits in the middle of “dry” on the International Riesling Foundation ’s Tasting Profile. Mouthwatering aromas of Lemonhead and sour apple candy and spearmint with some minerality. There’s baked orchard fruit with honey on the palate with notes of jasmine, lavender and nectarine in the finish.”

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Excellent Rating from Great Northwest Wine

Our 2012 Estate Riesling got an “Excellent” rating from Great Northwest Wine and was featured in their online article “Riesling a Great Northwest Wine”

“Some of Oregon’s oldest plantings of Riesling — Elk Cove Estate and Windhill vineyards — factor into Adam Campbell’s classic style, which he starts by picking at less than 21 Brix. It opens with hints of fresh pear, a box of Gala apples, canned pineapple, rose petal and pine needles. A sip brings in bright and dry flavors of a juicy Red Haven peach and lime zest, backed by minerality and baked apple.” – Andy Perdue, August 17, 2014

Outstanding rating from Great Northwest Wine

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Our 2013 Rosé got top marks from Great Northwest Wine:

“Adam Campbell never cuts corners with any of his lots, including this brilliant pink, which he created from Pinot Noir vines young and old at a crop load of 2.1 tons per acre. There’s a brushing of aromas akin to dusty Bing cherry, strawberry and cranberry juice, followed by delicate flavors of pink raspberry and white strawberry. Its medium body and cherry-skin tannins make for a graceful and mouthwatering rose that’s meant for more than the patio and priced for case purchasing. Fans of Tranche Cellars’ Pink Pape will find a kindred spirit with this. Outstanding!” – Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue (July 16, 2014)

Outstanding! rating from Great Northwest Wine

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Our 2013 Pinot Blanc got top marks from Great Northwest Wine:

“Few in the Pacific Northwest are as devoted to Pinot Blanc as the Campbell clan, and there may be none as talented working with it year after year — especially in a trying vintage. Estate vineyards young and two-decades old come together for this stunning and complex white from Wine Press Northwest’s 2007 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. The nose is filled with juicy peach, ripe pear, dried pineapple and quince, along with touches of cardamom and honey. It’s rich and round on the entry with its flavors of fresh-cut pineapple and honeydew melon before pink grapefruit creates beautiful balance acidity and minerality adds to a graceful finish. Outstanding!” – Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

2012 Mount Richmond: Excellent rating in Great Northwest Wine

In a feature titled “The Elegance of Oregon Pinot Noir” our 2012 Mount Richmond received an “Excellent” rating:

“The Campbell family purchased and established this plot — their largest at 105 acres — in 1996 with the hopes of mirroring the success they’ve established at vaunted Roosevelt Vineyard. And they planted Pommard cuttings off Roosevelt with Dijon clones 115 and 777 to help create one of the Willamette Valley’s most consistently remarkable bottlings of Pinot Noir year after year. It’s filled with aromas of Rainier cherry, strawberry and raspberry, back by pink peppercorns and toastiness from 10 months in French oak. The fruit profile of the drink is dark and rich as it picks up blueberry, pie cherry and pomegranate within a medium tannin structure and juicy finish.”  – Andy Perdue