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)