STAFF PICK: Our 2017 Soil Trilogy
We’re featuring Charlotte and Lila’s favorite Elk Cove wine – our 2017 Soil Trilogy – throughout the month of October 2019 in our tasting room and online. Charlotte and Lila Bright are the newest members of the Elk Cove tasting room team. When we asked them to each pick a favorite Elk Cove wine, but they both wanted to do the 2017 Soil Trilogy – together. Here’s what Lila has to say about it:
How long have you been working at Elk Cove?
Just 4 months. Dane Campbell – one of the best people in the world – is a really good friend of a friend, and he referred me to Elk Cove. I wasn’t knowledgeable about wine, but Elk Cove gave me a chance. I’m learning something new every day and that’s an exciting part of the job. Plus we really do have the best customers in the whole world.
Why the Soil Trilogy?
We’re one of the few wineries that have wines from all three of these soil types, and I LOVE Jory soil because that’s where Clay Court comes from.
So really Clay Court is your favorite, why?
It’s such a beautiful wine – really smooth but also lingering… It’s a great stand-alone wine – you don’t need food to enjoy it. I like to say it’s “deliciousness in a bottle”.
Also, Clay Court is Elk Cove founder Pat Campbell’s favorite too. When I found that out I said “YES!” because she is one of my heroes. She was the first woman winemaker in Oregon and she does amazing things for the community. I’ve gotten to know her because she’s often up here taking care of the flowers and the garden. I really hope we can stay family-owned forever and be 4th, 5th and 6th generation winery someday.
What’s it like working with Charlotte?
Charlotte and I are definitely the two newbies, but we’re a good team. We’re both bubbly people. We might be a bit enthusiastic, but she and I are a force to be reckoned with.
– Lila Bright, Tasting Room Associate
Learn more about our Soil Trilogy >
STAFF PICK: Our 2016 Old Vines Pinot Noir
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Our 2016 Old Vines Pinot Noir $70 (regularly $75)
We’re featuring Anne’s favorite Elk Cove wine – our 2016 Old Vines Pinot Noir – throughout the month of June 2019 in our tasting room and online. This wine is available exclusively from our tasting room and by calling us at 503-985-7760. Cheers!
“Who doesn’t love a classic? Our Old Vines block is comprised entirely of Pommard clones – one of the main clone types planted in the early days of Oregon wine country. This block of grapes is special to us because they were planted when Joe and Pat Campbell first began Elk Cove in the mid-1970s. How often do you have a chance to drink Oregon pinot noir more than 40 years in the making?
These vines produce wine that has beautiful black cherry and blackberry notes with a touch of earthiness and spice. The tannins are smooth and supple, and the elegance of this wine begs to be paired with dishes like Pacific Northwest salmon or pork tenderloin. We didn’t produce many cases of Old Vines, so don’t miss out!” – Anne Nguyen, Tasting Room Associate
STAFF PICK: Our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir
We’re featuring Tasting Room Lead Neil Frew’s favorite Elk Cove wine, our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir
, all month in our tasting room. We’re also giving you $5 off per bottle through May 30, 2019. Cheers!
“Others have called Mt. Richmond the quintessential Yamhill-Carlton vineyard, and I’d have to agree. The marine sedimentary soils in this area provide the backdrop for amazingly rich and dark flavors unlike anywhere else on the Valley. Look for black cherry, blueberry, and violets on the nose. This is something special!
And my favorite part about Mt. Richmond is that despite the extra body and tannin, the texture is always silky and smooth. Pair with braised short ribs or seared duck breast, because this is a wine that deserves it.” – Neil Frew, Tasting Room Lead