94 Points from Vinous for 2016 Roosevelt Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Roosevelt Pinot Noir a 94 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Bright magenta. Expressive black raspberry, cherry liqueur, savory herb and floral pastille scents are given depth by suggestions of vanilla and licorice. Offers palate-staining red/blue fruit flavors that show sharp delineation and energetic lift thanks to a core of smoky minerality. The balance of depth and finesse here is quite impressive. Strongly echoes the floral quality on a powerful, incisive finish that’s shaped by dusty, slow-building tannins.” – Josh Raynolds


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95 Points in Wine Enthusiast

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.

2010 Roosevelt: 90 Points in Wine & Spirits

“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)

Wine Spectator

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)

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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.”

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)