Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave our 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir 93 Points in their March 2015 edition:

“It has a well-defined bouquet with precise raspberry, wild strawberry and wild mint scents, but what I appreciate here is the restraint that it shows. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, silky smooth in texture, with hints of dark shocolate infusing the plush black fruit, a dash of white pepper toward the finish. Excellent.” -Neal Martin

2012 Reserve Pinot Noir recieves 93 Points from Harvey Steiman of the Wine Spectator.

“Generous and focused, with blueberry and currant fruit at the core, shaded with hints of white pepper, carnation and clove. The graceful finish takes off and doesn’t stop. Has depth and intensity. Best from 2016 through 2022.” – Harvey Steiman

2008 Pinot Noir Reserve:

93 Points “Bright ruby. Pungent, intensely spicy bouquet of raspberry and blackberry preserves, potpourri, wilted rose and cola, with a suave vanilla quality in the background. Juicy, penetrating red berry preserve flavors blend richness and vivacity smoothly and show an open-knit, sweet character. Supple tannins arrive late and add focus and grip to the impressively long, spicy finish. Drinkable now with a little air, but this really deserves a few years of patience.” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

2008 Pinot Noir Reserve:

92 Points “Crisp in texture and tightly wound, with a strong mineral note running through the dark berry and licorice flavors, which linger easily on the beautifully refined finish. Drink now through 2015.” – Harvey Steiman (August 18, 2010)

2008 Pinot Noir Reserve:

94 Points “Easily the class of the portfolio is the 2008 Pinot Noir Reserve, an 8 barrel selection (1% of Elk Cove’s total production), chosen in 2008 from the Roosevelt, Mt. Richmond, and La Boheme vineyards. It was aged for 11 months in 87% new oak. Dark ruby in color, it proffers a super-expressive bouquet of pain grille, underbrush, wild berries, and exotic spice notes. Satin textured with dense, layered fruit bordering on opulent, this plush offering is incipiently complex. Give it another 3-4 years of cellaring and it will be singing like an operatic diva. Drink 2013. Elk Cove Vineyards’ 2008 collection is first rate.” – Jay Miller (October 31, 2010)

2006 Pinot Noir Reserve:

93 Points “Rich, ripe, and expressive, offering a mouthful of dark plum, golden raspberry and even a hint of apricot as the finish comes together and lingers against refined tannins. This is beautifully focused with depth and distinctiveness.” – Harvey Steiman (August 1, 2008)

2002 Pinot Noir Reserve:

90 Points Buying Guide. (October 31, 2004)

2006 Pinot Noir Reserve:

93 Points “This wine explodes from the glass with aromatic scents of caramel, cherry, sweet grain and many more nuanced layers. This is the wine you pull out for a special occasion. The flavors are beautifully integrated, a rolling mix of berries, spicy herbs, wood, earth, and caramel.” – Paul Gregutt (November 15, 2008)

2006 Pinot Noir Reserve:

91 Points (December 1, 2008)