Recommended by Great Northwest Wine

Our 2016 Estate Riesling was recommended by Great Northwest Wine.

“Adam Campbell has the privilege of working with three estate sites for his Riesling program, including a pair of old vines plantings — Elk Cove Estate and Windhill – that were established in 1975. That makes them among the oldest in Oregon. The younger Five Mountain Vineyard is the outlier, but combined they make for an approachable style that sits in the middle of “dry” on the International Riesling Foundation ’s Tasting Profile. Mouthwatering aromas of Lemonhead and sour apple candy and spearmint with some minerality. There’s baked orchard fruit with honey on the palate with notes of jasmine, lavender and nectarine in the finish.”

View the whole review at Great Northwest Wine online.

90 Points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Neal Martin, writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gave our 2014 Estate Riesling 90 points:

“a punchy, vibrant and slightly oily bouquet that expresses the grape variety with some style, probably due to vine age. The palate is well-balanced with good body, a little resinous in texture with a hint of lemongrass and pithy fruit toward the finish. This displays fine Riesling character and comes recommended.”

 

2012 Estate Riesling: 90 Points in Wine Spectator

Our 2012 Estate Riesling  received 90 points and “Smart Buy” from Wine Spectator Magazine!

“Dry, crisp and vital, with juicy pear and apple flavors at the core, hinting at lemon curd as the refined finish lingers. Drink now through 2020. Smart Buy.” – Harvey Steiman

Excellent Rating from Great Northwest Wine

Our 2012 Estate Riesling got an “Excellent” rating from Great Northwest Wine and was featured in their online article “Riesling a Great Northwest Wine”

“Some of Oregon’s oldest plantings of Riesling — Elk Cove Estate and Windhill vineyards — factor into Adam Campbell’s classic style, which he starts by picking at less than 21 Brix. It opens with hints of fresh pear, a box of Gala apples, canned pineapple, rose petal and pine needles. A sip brings in bright and dry flavors of a juicy Red Haven peach and lime zest, backed by minerality and baked apple.” – Andy Perdue, August 17, 2014

2012 Estate Riesling: 91 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2012 Estate Riesling  received 91 points and “Editors’ Choice” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

“Bone dry, this succulent, citrus-soaked Riesling is a textural marvel.  Mixing grapefruit, lime, and pear fruit flavors, its racy acidity underscores its complexity.  Editors’ Choice.” – Paul Gregutt

The Week – Oregon’s Rieslings

2011 Riesling Estate

“…in a wine producing state that benefits from a cool climate, brisk, spicy, “elegantly knit” Rieslings are becoming the new norm.  As a group, the local offerings ‘can compete with the world’s best’ – especially in the $20 price range.” (September 20, 2013)

 

Estate Riesling reviewed in Bloomberg

“Elk Cove’s pinot noirs have an outstanding reputation, but I’m almost as impressed by their Estate riesling, which has plenty of aroma, fruit and spices, and at 12 percent alcohol is a wine I’d like to keep around for a couple of years to see if it develops into something even finer. Right now, if grilled salmon were on the plate, this riesling would be in the glass.”

– John Mariani, for Bloomberg News Muse (August 18, 2013)

Wine Press Northwest

2010 Riesling Estate:

Best Buy. “Exotic aromas of lime zest, lemongrass, kumquat and minerality. On the palate, it reveals apple, lemon and grapefruit. This dry wine is loaded with bright acidity.” (June 30, 2012)

Wine Spectator

2000 Riesling Estate:

87 Points “Light and distinctive, with pretty floral notes, peach and a touch of petrol sneaking in on the lively finish. Drink now through 2004.” – Harvey Steiman (January 1, 2002)

Wine Press Northwest

2009 Riesling Estate:

Excellent! “Want a barometer for the quality of this vintage? The Campbells tripled the production of their 34-year-old block from 2008 to 2009. They also shifted the scope to a dry, steely style, going after Granny Smith apple, lime, river rock and lingering acidity.” (December 31, 2010)

Wine Enthusiast

2004 Riesling Estate:

90 Points Buying Guide. (July 31, 2005)

Wine Enthusiast

2006 Riesling Estate:

91 Points “A fine effort from Elk Cove, this authoritative, bone-dry Riesling is laced with lovely streaks of licorice, and built upon sturdy acids and crisp green apple fruit. The wine is impeccably balanced, so that the flavors do not tire the palate or feel one-dimensional. It picks up interesting grace notes of citrus oil, tea and grapefruit as it winds through a long finish.” – Paul Gregutt (November 15, 2007)

Wine Enthusiast

2009 Riesling Estate:

91 Points “From old vines that offer more texture, steely minerality and nuance than young vines can deliver. Lemon polish, Key lime, a bit of grapefruit and much more.” (October 31, 2011)

Wine Enthusiast

2001 Riesling Estate:

“Great fruit is the story here. There are lovely scents of honeysuckle and spice, and the fruit sets up a creamy, lush, textured mouthfeel.” – Paul Gregutt (July 31, 2003)

Wine & Spirits

2005 Riesling Estate:

92 Points “Adam Campbell’s estate wine is crisp, lithe and varietally spot-on, with a mild, peachy scent and a touch of fusel that gives the wine complexity. Its flavors are lean and lemon-bright, with a green apple core and slightly yeasty, biscuity flavors.” (March 31, 2007)

Wine & Spirits

2009 Riesling Estate:

92 Points Best Buy. “This wine’s aromas are brisk and lifted, with elements of lemon curd and green apple. Its flavors are bright, lemony and firm, with a rippling acidity to guide the finish.” (February 28, 2011)