Our 2012 Roosevelt Pinot Noir received an outstanding 95 Points, and chosen as a “Cellar Selection” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February, 2015.

“A star even among a stellar group of 2012 releases from Elk Cove, this 20-year-old vineyard really delivers the goods. Time has tempered the herbal aromatics, giving this rich, ripe effort a subtle subtext of olive and sage. Black cherry, dark chocolate and a dusty, mocha finish with a hint of habanero pepper bring this wine together beautifully. Delicious already, it should continue to improve 2025-2030. Cellar Selection.” –P.G.

“Scents of beef consommé and smoke suggest a fairly oaky profile, but there’s ample fruit to carry it. After a day of air, this Oregon wine resembles the supple, open richness of a pinot from the Russian River. For grilled pacific salmon.” – Patrick J. Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine (August, 2013)

1998 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “A silky-textured beauty with pretty flavors of dark berry, carmel and olive that remain focused as the wine firms up on the finish.” (September 1, 2000)

2000 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

89 Points “A distinctive wine, tasting of wild berries and herbs. Not a typical Pinot Noir, but effusive and intense on the open-grained finish. Drink now through 2005.”

2003 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “Seamless, harmonious, with pure plum and blueberry fruit wrapped in a veil of fine tannins, shaded beautifully with hints of apricot, cream and dusky spice. This one exudes class. Best from 2007 through 2015.” (December 15, 2005)

2004 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “Velvety, round and generous with its red plum, black currant and creamy spice flavors. A beautifully built, refined Pinot that lasts and lasts on the pointed, focused finish. Best from 2008 through 2014.” (November 30, 2006)

2005 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Crisp around the edges, but soft and generous at the core, with pretty currant and plum fruit against hints of white pepper and slate, mingling nicely as the finish persists against refined tannins.” – Harvey Steiman (November 30, 2007)

92 Points “Firm, even a bit gritty in texture, but tremendously expressive, offering orange peel-accented cherry, plum, tar, and exotic speice flavors that just don’t quit as they sail through the long, open-weave finish.” – Harvey Steiman (August 1, 2008)

2008 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

93 Points Hot Wines. “Firm, focused and distinctive for the tangy edge to its mineralaccented cherry, backberry and charred meat flavors, melding easily into a single thrust on the complex and vivid finish. Best from 2011 through 2018.” – Harvey Steiman (August 18, 2010)

2009 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “Smooth and velvety, with a bright edge to the ripe cherry and floral flavors, persisting intensely and expressively against refined tannins. Drink now through 2017.” – Harvey Steiman (March 1, 2012)

2000 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Consistently the winery’s finest Pinot, the Roosevelt simply outperforms the rest of its siblings. There’s plenty of meat on these bones, with more than a hint of iron and mineral flavors. It is compact, clean and persistent. Like the rest of this brand’s lineup, it needs more time to really show well.” – Paul Gregutt (March 31, 2003)

2001 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Soft and seductive, the nose is redolent of primary fruits, with leafy, earthy undertones. Good balance and focus, with a sense of gathering strength as it rolls down the throat. Elk Cove is showing significant improvement from vintage to vintage, and is quickly moving into Oregon’s top ranks.” – Paul Gregutt (October 31, 2003)