Our 2014 La Bohème was awarded an excellent 92 point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
“Still wrapped up tight, as are most of the 2014s from Elk Cove, this offers juicy fruit flavors of pomegranate and raspberry, supported by fresh acidity that promises some years of aging potential. This harmonious, flavorful wine should be drunk from 2018–2030.” – Paul Gregutt
This review posted 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.
Our 2013 La Bohème Pinot Noir got an excellent 92 point rating from Wine Enthusiast:
“This well-made wine brings briary, brambly notes to its core raspberry fruit. The impression of light herbaceousness continues through a medium-long finish, with a hint of thistle and wet stone. The wine spent 10 months in 50% new French oak.” -Paul Gregutt
This review will post in the February 2016 issue of the magazine.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave our 2012 Clay Court Pinot Noir 91 Points in their March 2015 edition:
“The nose is conservative, slightly reticent at first, then opens with a mixture of red and black fruit, baked cherries, boysenberry and just a faint touch of menthol. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and respectable depth. There is something pleasantly unassuming about this Pinot Noir as in it is not trying to impress, there is no ostentation. It needs another 12 months to fully assimilate the new oak, but then you will have a fine Pinot Noir that should offer a decade of pleasure.” -Neal Martin