In their largest blind tasting ever, Portland’s had 12 local wine experts evaluate more than 1,200 bottles to discover the state’s best wines. You can peruse the complete results here. Our 2014 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir made the list, coming in at #42:
“Plum and nectarine. Black cherry. Big and robust. Pair with: grass-fed-beef burgers” – Portland Monthly, October 2016
Portland Monthly Magazine is a great source for what to eat, drink and do in the greater Portland Area and is found at the checkout stands and by subscription. This review will post in the October 2016 issue of the magazine.
2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
97 Points. Best Buy. “This beautiful, inexpensive pinot delivers what fans around the world think of as a classic Oregon version, with bold aromatics of black cherry and truffle that seem to jump right out of the glass. From one of Oregon’s pioneering wineries—boasting a legacy of nearly four decades of great wine.” – Oregon’s 50 Best Wines Portland Monthly (October 1, 2012)
92 Points, Best Buy & one of the “Year’s Best Pinot Noirs”. “Oak-driven with a chocolate cherry scent, this wine mellows and integrates with air, revealing a spicy black cherry core that feels warm, supple and giving. The tannins are round, the finish fresh and lively. For roast salmon.” – Wine & Spirits (April 1, 2013)
2010 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:
90 Points Best Buy. “One of Oregon’s 50 Best Wines. With scents of sweet pear and almonds, fresh acidity, and flavors of baking spice and ripe peaches that linger on the palate, Elk Cove’s 2010 estate pinot gris is a definite crowd pleaser.” (September 30, 2011)