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

90 Points in Wine & Spirits

Our 2015 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir was awarded 90 points by Wine & Spirits Magazine:

“From a vineyard on the western edges of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, this dis­plays classic Elk Cove generosity-of briary fruit, of accessible richness, of caramelly oak. Dark, juicy and robust, with a mildly floral grip of tannins, it’s youthful, deserving of a couple more years in the cellar before serving with Arctic char. 90 Points

This review posted in the December 2017 issue of the magazine. It will also be featured in their “Best US Pinot Noirs” list in April, 2018.

Portland Monthly 50 Best Wines

In their largest blind tasting ever, Portland’s had 12 local wine experts evaluate more than 1,200 bottles to discover the state’s best wines. You can peruse the complete results here. Our 2014 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir made the list, coming in at #42:

“Plum and nectarine. Black cherry. Big and robust. Pair with: grass-fed-beef burgers” – Portland Monthly, October 2016

Portland Monthly Magazine is a great source for what to eat, drink and do in the greater Portland Area and is found at the checkout stands and by subscription. This review will post in the October 2016 issue of the magazine.

94 Points & “Highly Recommended” in Wine Spectator

Our 2012 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir was awarded an excellent rating of 94 points by Wine Spectator Magazine.  The review is currently published in their “Wine Spectator Insider” and will be featured in the October 15th, 2014 issue of the magazine and listed as “Highly Recommended”.

“Broad and expressive, not heavy but dense, with cherry, black plum and rose petal flavors that soar over refined tannins into a long and harmonious finish. Best from 2015 through 2022.”—H.S.

92 points in Stephen Tanzer’s International

We couldn’t agree with Josh Raynolds any more about our 2012 Pinot Noir Mount Richmond:

“Brilliant ruby-red.  Intense blackberry, cherry and sandalwood aromas are sharpened by peppery spices and a hint of orange peel.  Juicy and broad in the mouth, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that show liqueur-like power and no rough edges.  The fruit-dominated finish features a sexy Asian spice quality and silky, well-knit tannins that come on late. 92″- Josh Raynolds

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

2012 Mount Richmond: 93 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2012 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received 93 points from the Wine Enthusiast.

“Planted in 1996, this vineyard is moving in to maturity and delivering a deep, juicy blueberry-pie flavor.  It’s densely fruity, with baking spice and pie crust accents, along with a sprinkling of cinnamon powder.  Absolutely delicious already, it seems best suited for near-term consumption.” – Paul Gregutt

This review was posted in Wine Enthusiast’s Buying Guide for their June 2014 issue.