Wine Spectator Magazine has honored Oregon’s amazing array of fresh, cool-climate white wines in a recent article featuring a portrait of Elk Cove Owner/Winemaker Adam Campbell!
We’re incredibly proud of the hard work Oregon winemakers have put into creating a reputation for white wines here in Oregon, because it’s true that “Pinot Noir grabs the lion’s share of attention in Oregon; however, with the brisk Pacific air cooling coastal regions such as Willamette Valley, floral whites such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Viognier have found a successful home in the state, too.” – Tim Fish
Our 2019 Pinot Blanc was featured in this list of “Smart Buys in Oregon Whites” and awarded an excellent 90 points by Wine Spectator Magazine. “I’ve been a fan of Elk Cove’s Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley for years, and the 2019 is one of winemaker Adam Campbell’s best, with bold honeysuckle and apricot aromas and a luscious yet snappy texture.” – Tim Fish
In Wine Spectator’s April 2021 Tasting Highlights and the July 31, 2021 issue of the magazine, Tim described our 2019 Pinot Blanc as “Bold and beautiful aromas of honeysuckle and apricot open to honeydew and orange zest flavors that finish with an oily texture and crisp acidity.” This review posted in the Jul 31, 2021 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine and on their website. For years we have championed this lesser sister to Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir and it’s wonderful to see this wonderful varietal getting the attention it deserves!