93 Points from Vinous for 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Limpid ruby. Expansive aromas of red and dark berry liqueur and cherry cola are complemented by a spicy topnote that gains volume as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and supple in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, mocha and floral pastille flavors and an exotic touch of five-spice powder. Nicely plays richness off vivacity and finishes very long and smooth, with subtle tannins lending shape and grip.” – Josh Raynolds


Read the full story here at Vinous.com

2016 Mount Richmond – 91 Points in Connoisseurs’ Guide

Our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received 91 Points from Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine:

“The richest and most extracted of the three Elk Cove Pinots and a wine that delivers a full measure of concentrated, very insistent fruit, the winery’s Mount Richmond bottling is a weighty, well-structured offering that commends cellaring if it is to grow into its best. It admittedly impresses presently with its considerable depth, but it deserves to be set aside for several more years, and patience is certain to bring appreciable reward.”

This review posts in their November 2018 issue and at www.cgcw.com.

2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir – Gold in Six Nations Wine Challenge

We’re excited to announce our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received a Gold medal in the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge!

Since 2003, Six Nations Wine Challenge invites prominent wine experts from each of the leading New World wine countries: USA, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The experts nominate their top 100 wines to be included in the competition. At a week-long convention in Sydney Australia, the judges blind taste hundreds of nominated wines.

“Because the wines are all selected by each of the judges the standard of wine quality must surely be higher than any competition of this size in the world” – Bob Campbell, New Zealand Master of Wine

This score posted online at sixnationswine.com 



2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir – 93 points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received an excellent 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast:

“Supple purple fruits show perfect ripeness while rounding off in a lovely and satisfying mid-palate. Barrel aging contributes a streak of espresso. Accents of black olive and clean earth are carefully moderated by smooth polished tannins.” –Paul Gregutt

This review posted in the December 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.

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.