91 Points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Neal Martin, writing for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, gave our 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay 91 points:
“The last Elk Cove Chardonnay reviewed by the Wine Advocate was back in 1994! Well, it comes back with the 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay, courtesy of an acquisition of four acres of 12-year-0ld vine in the titular vineyard. Fermented in French puncheons and matured for 12 months plus six months in stainless steel, it has a well-defined bouquet with impressive mineralité showing through despite the young age of vines. The palate is well-balanced with good weight in the mouth, notes of brioche and almond infusing the citrus fruit, with impressive weight and depth on the finish. Welcome back. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.”
91 Points in Wine Enthusiast
Our new 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay has received an excellent 91 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
This is the first Wine Enthusiast review we’ve had in our “modern era” of Chardonnay (we haven’t made a chardonnay since 1998…) and we’re thrilled with the acclaim. The review will post in the December, 2016 issue of the magazine and at winemag.com. According to Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast blind tastes wines for review and rates their wines according to a 100 point scale:
- Classic 98-100: The pinnacle of quality.
- Superb 94-97: A great achievement.
- Excellent 90-93: Highly recommended.
- Very Good 87-89: Often good value; well recommended.
- Good 83-86: Suitable for everyday consumption; often good value.
- Acceptable 80-82: Can be employed in casual, less-critical circumstances.
- Wines receiving a rating below 80 are not reviewed.
94 Points in Wine Spectator
Our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir was awarded 94 points by Wine Spectator Magazine. This review was also featured in their exclusive Wine Spectator Insider for subscribers only.
“Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against powdery tannins on the long, vivid finish. Exciting, promising a great future.” – Harvey Steinem
Wine Spectator tastes all wines blind, rating them on their classic 100 point scale. A wine that’s awarded between 90 and 94 points they deem “Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style”
This review posted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
91 Points in Wine Enthusiast
Our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir was awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
“This is the first time this recently purchased vineyard has been featured as an Elk Cove designate. Planted in 2007, it’s just coming into its own. The young fruit is tight and tangy – a mix of raspberry and black cherry. Forward, bright and lightly spicy, it’s (a) nicely focused effort with some high snap to the finish.” – Paul Gregutt
According to the Wine Enthusiast, a rating of 90-94 points equates to “Excellent. Extremely well made and highly recommended.” The full review posted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
94 Points in Wine Spectator Insider
Our 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir received a spectacular 94 point rating from Wine Spectator Magazine.
“Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against powderytannins on the long, vivid finish. Exciting, promising a great future.” – Harvey Steinem
According to Wine Spectator’s Insider, the 4 page report features “wines that have most excited our editors in their recent tastings” posted in advance for subscribers to the magazine.