Wine Spectator

2006 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

93 Points “Supple, round and generous. A luscious mouthful of cherry, blackberry, cream and espresso flavors linger seductively on the long, expressive finish. Harmonious and deftly balanced, this is a big wine that wears its flesh easily. Drink now through 2016.” – Harvey Steiman (April 23, 2008)

Wine Spectator

2008 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

94 Points. Hot Wines. “Smooth and silky, delivering a root beer-like sassafras and anise character weaving through the blackberry, cherry, and spice flavors with transparency and vibrancy. Picks up some cream and tobacco as the finish lingers. Best from 2012 through 2018.” – Harvey Steiman (May 19, 2010)

Wine Spectator

2009 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Light and fragrant, offering a fresh bite of raspberry, strawberry and mayflower flavors that persist nicely on the delicate, harmonious finish. Drink now through 2017.” – Harvey Steiman (August 31, 2011)

Wine Press Northwest

2006 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

Recommended. “This wine reveals aromas of strawberries, ripe cherries and black pepper, along with intense and spicy cherries and loganberries.” (April 1, 2008)

Wine Enthusiast

2003 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

89 Points. Buying Guide. (July 31, 2005)

Wine Enthusiast

2004 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

88 Points “Scents of root, leaf and herb are typical of the terroir. The tart, tight fruit tastes of cranberries and red currants.” – Paul Gregutt (August 31, 2006)

Wine Enthusiast

2005 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “…This is a tight, crisp, elegant wine. Aromas suggest coffee grounds, and the fruit is tart and compact — rhubarb and strawberry. But the wine has what the Brits call breed—a somewhat indefinable quality of finesse and elegance, and for a cooler site it has ripened sufficiently to warrant an excellent score.” – Paul Gregutt (March 31, 2007)

Wine Enthusiast

2008 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Forward and fruity, this is an easy-drinking bottle of pinot…gains both mass and complexity with some streaks of licorice and vanilla, laced with edgy herbs and tannins…” – Paul Gregutt (April 1, 2010)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2005 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

88 Points. Three Clusters. “Bright red. Powerful raspberry and cherry preserve aromas, with deeper suggestions of plum and espresso. Deep and sweet, with supple tannins supporting lush red and dark berry flavors and an exotic oak spice note on the finish. Brightens with air, picking up a hint of candied rose. Showing well now.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2007)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2007 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

89 Points “…Deeper and riper than most wines from this vintage, offering powerful dark fruit flavors…turns spicier on the broad, seductively sweet finish. The richness of this wine surprised me in the context of the vintage.” – Stephen Tanzer (May 1, 2009)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2008 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Bright red. Sexy aromas of red berries and fresh flowers, with a subtle herbal quality emerging with aeration. A juicy, sweet midweight that offers lively red and dark berry flavors and slow-building cola and spice notes. Pretty suave right now; this would be great with an Asian duck dish.” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2009 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Bright red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, rhubarb and fresh rose, with a touch of sassafras that gains strength with air. Bright and precise on the palate, offering sappy red fruit flavors that give way to a darker cherry quality on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build on the finish, which is gently sweet, focused and nicely persistent. This wine’s balance will allow it to age for at least the mid-term, say five or six years.” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2011)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2004 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

91 Points “… bursts from the glass with spiced black cherry aromas. Medium to full-bodied, it has outstanding depth of fruit, harmony and balance. This black cherry, Asian spice, and blackberry-flavored wine also displays a long, ripe tannin-filled finish. Projected maturity: now-2012.” (June 30, 2006)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2008 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

90 Points “It displays earth notes, underbrush, cinnamon, clove, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas leading to a medium-bodied, sweetly-fruited, succulent wine with excellent balance, good volume, and a lengthy finish. It will be at its best from 2012 to 2020. Elk Cove Vineyards’ 2008 collection is first rate.” – Jay Miller (October 31, 2010)

Pinot Report

2003 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

93 Smart Buy! “Complex and very deep…” (November 30, 2005)

Pinot Report

2006 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir: 

94 “…deep, rich, black cherry flavors with silky texture, some earthiness and tannin; …Great structure and a deep core of fruit make this a great Pinot for the table.” (February 15, 2008)

Northwest Palate

2005 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

Three Clusters. “Powerful, juicy aromas of cherry fruit surge from the glass. Fresh and focused black cherry flavor is dense, fruit-sweet and succulent, and layered with notes of spice, toast, cola and espresso. Yet for all its weight of flavors, this is a vibrant wine whose balance of acid and remarkably subtle tannins make for a long and elegant taste experience. While a definite cellar candidate, this wine’s polish makes it well worth drinking right now…” (February 28, 2007)

Decanter

2004 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

3 Star Award. (November 30, 2005)

Affairs of the Vine

2008 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

Gold Medal. “Affairs of the Vine 2010 Pinot Shootout Competition gives Mount Richmond 2008 the Gold!” (February 1, 2010)