Wine Enthusiast

2006 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

90 Points Editor’s Choice. “Supple, spicy and loaded with tangy stone fruits, this outstanding offering shows that Pinot Blanc can develop some pleasing fleshiness when handled well in Oregon…. well-blended streaks of pear, apple, white peach and tangerine. The fruit is plush and nicely supported with crisp acids. A resonant spiciness carries the finish.” – Paul Gregutt (March 31, 2008)

Wine Enthusiast

2007 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

89 Points “Elk Cove’s tangy, spicy Pinot Blanc is closer to Alsatian style, in that it is bone dry, racy, and brings more herbal character than some of the riper, more tropical versions made in Oregon. This is a graceful and balanced wine, especially suited to pairing with shellfish.” – Paul Gregutt (November 15, 2008)

Wine Enthusiast

2008 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

88 Points “Elk Cove’s Pinot Blanc is brings nicely defined flavors of melon, cucumber, lemon verbena and a bit of green pineapple. The balance is just right, and the flavors perfect for a wide range of seafood.” – Paul Gregutt (December 15, 2009)

Wine & Spirits

2005 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

88 Points “A soft quince-blossom scent leads into sweeping apple flavors, a fine wine to enjoy in the summer sunshine, or with roast langoustines.” – Patrick Comiskey (July 31, 2006)

Wine & Spirits

2006 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

90 Points “February 2008 Wine of the Month! This spot-on blanc is as focused as a beam of light, with aromas of biscuits and quince. The fine, almost racy palate suggests apricot, firmed up by a fruit-skin grip. Pour with a bowl of gnocchi and wild mushrooms.” – Patrick Comiskey (February 28, 2008)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2004 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

90 Points “Is Elk Cove’s 2004 Pinot Blanc the finest produced to date in Oregon? Most likely. Its spice-laden mineral nose leads to a hugely flavorful core of rich apples, pears, and spices. This seamless wine is a superb value and has a terrific texture which brings to mind liquid velvet.” (June 30, 2006)

Oregon Wine Press

2008 PInot Blanc Willamette Valley:

Pinot Blanc “Value Pick” — “Tending toward the clean, lean side, flavors of zesty green apple and zingy licorice marry with flinty mineral to create a tart and tangy yet satisfying sipper that can go it solo or partner nicely with oysters on the halfshell.” (September 1, 2009)

Northwest Palate

2008 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

Highly Recommended! (October 1, 2009)

Food & Wine

2010 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

America’s Best Undiscovered Wines — “Why Pinot Blanc is hardly known and Pinot Gris is practically inescapable is a mystery beyond the scope of this column. In fact, it’s even more mysterious when you consider how good this juicy, full-bodied white is.” – Ray Isle (February 28, 2012)