Wine Enthusiast

2002 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

88 Points Buying Guide. (October 31, 2004)

Wine Enthusiast

2004 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90 Points (June 30, 2007)

Wine Enthusiast

2005 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points Cellar Selection. “Planted in 1993, this four-acre, cool-climate vineyard had a relatively late harvest in 2005, which can, in the PNW, result in more European, vertically structured wines. This is wrapped up tight, and is far away from the sweet, succulent fruit of California Pinot Noir, but its pleasures are many and varied. Clear and bright, its berry-cherry fruit is shaded with leaf and earth. The tannins are firm but quite polished, and the flavors meld together seamlessly.” – Paul Gregutt (April 1, 2008)

Wine & Spirits

2001 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “A wine that tastes of smoke and earth, elements that suggest great complexity for the future. Aromas of root vegetables, celeriac and beets, give way to black cherry scents, then earth and fruit combine in a verdant character that smoothes the finish. Intriguing now, it will improve in a year’s time; pair with forest mushrooms en papillote.” (January 31, 2004)

The Wine Report

2002 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90 Points (October 31, 2004)

The Vine by Clive Coates MW

1999 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

19 (20 point scale) “Very full colour. Lovely nose. Full and rich. Very good tannins. Lots of depth and class. This is most impressive. Full and rich on the palate too. Really Profound. Lots of dimension. Excellent black fruit succulence. It needs time, but everything is in place. Very fine indeed. 2006-2016.”

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2003 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Powerful blackberry and cassis aromas complicated by sexy oak spices and sweet mocha. Lush and round…framed by subtle acids and dusty, fine-grained tannins. Finishes sweet and long, with a supple, velvety texture…” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2006)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2006 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “…Sexy aromas of blackberries, kirsch, cola, and potpourri. Deep red and dark berry flavors are framed by velvety tannins and given added spine by a gentle mineral quality. Finishes broad and sweet…” – Stephen Tanzer (May 1, 2009)

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2008 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

93 Points “Bright ruby-red. Youthful, pungent aromas of dark berry and cherry skin, spicecake, pipe tobacco and dried rose. Weighty and supple in texture, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and notes of candied flowers and smoky herbs. A suave note of mocha arrives on the finish, which leaves sweet vanilla bean and candied blackberry behind. Generous and impressively concentrated pinot with a lot of immediate appeal but the depth to age well.” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

San Francisco Chronicle

2002 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

Panel’s Picks. “The Chronicle’s Wine Selection $30 and over.” (July 31, 2004)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2008 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “The 2008 Pinot Noir Roosevelt Vineyard is from a 3-acre parcel planted in 1993 with high density spacing. It presents an already complex aromatic array of sandalwood, cinnamon, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry. On the palate it exhibits extra layers of savory fruit, impeccable balance, and enough underlying structure to evolve for 3-4 years. Drink it from 2013 to 2023. Elk Cove Vineyards’ 2008 collection is first rate.” – Jay Miller (October 31, 2010)

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2009 Roosevelt Pinor Noir:

90 Points “Dark ruby red in color, it sports a nose of exotic spices, incense, red fruits, as well as a hint of heat. Savory and long on the palate, this velvety-textured effort will provide optimum drinking from 2012 to 2019.” – Jay Miller (October 31, 2011)

Pinot Report

2003 Roosevelt Pinor Noir:

91 Points Smart Buy! “Big and intense …” (November 30, 2005)

Pinot Report

2005 Roosevelt Pinor Noir:

92 Points “…deep, silky texture, cherry flavor and toasty oak, moderate tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Full, rich and intense, this Pinot needs an hour or so in the glass to open up.” (February 15, 2008)

Oregon Wine Report

2003 Roosevelt Pinot Noir

“Elk Cove’s Roosevelt is usually a big and dark fruited wine, and the 2003 vintage just seems to accentuate these characteristics. Though perhaps not my favored style of pinot noir, this nevertheless is one of the best of the vintage because of its ability to achieve grace as well as power while retaining a real sense of pinot noir varietal character.” – Cole Danehower