Neal Martin, writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gave our 2014 Five Mountain Pinot Noir 93 points:

“a very well-defined bouquet with real mineralité coming through. This is extremely well-focused. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, real tension and vigor with fine tannin, dark cherry and red plum fruit leading to a nicely poised, Volnay-like finish that is pure class. This comes highly recommended.”

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Neal Martin, writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gave our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir 92 points:

“a blackberry and briary scented bouquet with subtle earthy tones, nicely defined but tightly coiled at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with soft and supple texture and it is difficult to discern the whole cluster fruit, that is to say there is hardly any stemminess in this wine. Instead, there is plenty of spice toward the finish with black pepper and clove notes infusing the black fruit. This delivers style and class and (of course) it comes recommended.”


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.”


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

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave our 2012 La Bohème Pinot Noir 91 Points in their March 2015 edition:

“There is abundant red berry fruit on the nose, complemented by wilted violet petals and a touch of camphor. The palate is medium-bodied with soft, pillowy tannin. There is a plushness to the texture of this Pinot Noir, quite lush in the mouth, but there is sufficient structure and acidity to retain a sense of focus and avoid any blowsiness.” -Neal Martin


Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave our 2013 Pinot Gris 91 Points in their March 2015 edition:

“The palate is well balanced with commendable depth of flavor. This is no anonymous Pinot Gris, but offers some lovely nectarine and Cornice pear notes, touches of lychee that probably come from the “seasoning” of Gewurstraminer and Muscat in the blend. Very fine and unbeatable value.” -Neal Martin


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)

2004 Riesling Estate:

89 Points “Boasting an enticing nose of sweet linden tea and cream flowers, the 2004 Riesling Estate is crafted in a Vendage Tardive style. Its personality is engaging, offering a sweet, lush flavor profile filled with delectable tangerine flavors.” – Robert Parker (June 30, 2006)

2002 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

89 Points “One of the finest Oregon Pinot Gris I have ever tasted is Elk Cove’s 2002. Melon balls, spices, white peaches, and honey can be found in its extravagant aromas. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, it slathers the palate with creamed apples and currants. This is a rich, lush, medium-bodied wine with excellent grip and depth. It should be drunk over the next 18 months.” – Pierre Rovani (July 31, 2003)

2004 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

89 Points “Scents of melon balls and ripe apples emanate from the glass of the 2004 Pinot Gris. A suave, well-balanced wine, this excellent value is medium-bodied, oily-textured, and filled with delicious white as well as yellow fruit flavors.” (June 30, 2006)

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)

1999 Pinot Noir Reserve:

90 Points “… dark ruby-colored … chocolate, licorice and black fruit-scented… a dense and intense wine.” – Pierre Rovani (July 31, 2001)

2006 Pinot Noir Reserve:

92 Points “The 2006 Reserve is Elk Cove’s show stopper…Medium/dark ruby colored, the aromas are an amalgam of red and black fruits, earth notes, and mineral. On the palate the wine is seamless but structured, an elegant effort with no hard edges. The favors are concentrated and the wine has ecellent persistence.” – Robert Parker (November 1, 2008)

1999 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90+ Points “… loads of dark fruits, licorice and black currants… in its dense, highly structured character… It is intense, highly expressive and powerful…” – Pierre Rovani (July 31, 2001)