2017 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir – 91 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2017 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir was awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast!

“All of Adam Campbell’s 2017 Pinots are fine-tuned and elegant. Not as ripe as the 2015s, nor as sturdy as the 2016s, they perfectly express the character of this vintage. This vineyard selection offers tight raspberry limned with citrus. Flavors are sharp, and the tannins polished. Another year or two in the bottle should further improve this wine.” – Paul Gregutt

The review will post in the October 2019 issue of Wine Enthusiast 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.

2017 Clay Court Pinot Noir – 92 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2017 Clay Court Pinot Noir was awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast!

“Made from Pommard and Dijon vines set atop Parrett Mountain, this is a spicy wine with pinpoint flavors of mountain berries, backed with juicy citrus. A finesse wine, stylish and deep, the details remain in sharp focus through a mineral-backed finish.” – Paul Gregutt

The review will post in the October 2019 issue of Wine Enthusiast 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.

2017 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – 91 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2017 Five Mountain Pinot Noir was awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast!

“Peppery aromas carry that spicy impression into the palate, where medium-ripe red berries rule. Look for additional details of sweet grass and fresh herbs as it gently fades. Drink now through the early 2020s.” – Paul Gregutt

The review will post in the October 2019 issue of Wine Enthusiast 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 from Vinous for 2016 Roosevelt Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Roosevelt Pinot Noir a 94 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Bright magenta. Expressive black raspberry, cherry liqueur, savory herb and floral pastille scents are given depth by suggestions of vanilla and licorice. Offers palate-staining red/blue fruit flavors that show sharp delineation and energetic lift thanks to a core of smoky minerality. The balance of depth and finesse here is quite impressive. Strongly echoes the floral quality on a powerful, incisive finish that’s shaped by dusty, slow-building tannins.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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93 Points from Vinous for 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Limpid ruby. Expansive aromas of red and dark berry liqueur and cherry cola are complemented by a spicy topnote that gains volume as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and supple in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, mocha and floral pastille flavors and an exotic touch of five-spice powder. Nicely plays richness off vivacity and finishes very long and smooth, with subtle tannins lending shape and grip.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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93 Points from Vinous for 2016 La Bohème Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 La Bohème Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Deep vivid red. Powerful dark berry, floral pastille and succulent herb aromas are lifted by a smoky mineral element and a hint of peppery spices. Chewy and tightly focused on entry and then fleshier in the midpalate, displaying appealingly sweet boysenberry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Well-concentrated but lively as well, showing excellent clarity and spicy thrust on a long, gently tannic finish. (made with 15% whole clusters)” – Josh Raynolds

 

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93 Points from Vinous for 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Bright ruby-red. Highly perfumed, mineral- and spice-tinged aromas of raspberry, cherry cola and incense are complemented by a suave floral nuance. Seamless and energetic on the palate, offering juicy red fruit liqueur, spicecake and rose pastille flavors and a minerally quality that emerges on the back half. Finishes smooth, floral and impressively long, showing sharp delineation and fine-grained tannins that lend gentle grip.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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92 Points from Vinous for 2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir a 92 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Deep bright red. Musky red berries, cherry pit, candied flowers and succulent herbs on the spice-tinged nose. Chewy and focused in the mouth, showing very good definition and mineral lift to the subtly sweet raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors. Puts on weight with air and finishes very long and precise, with a resonating floral note and sneaky, well-knit tannins.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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92 Points from Vinous for 2016 Goodrich Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Goodrich Pinot Noir 92 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Translucent ruby-red. Expansive red/blue fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of mocha, succulent herbs and candied rose. Smooth and fleshy in the mouth, offering lively black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up and become spicier on the back half. Fine-grained, harmonious tannins build steadily on a very long, floral-accented finish that echoes the spicy note.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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2015 Brut Rosé: Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne

Our 2015 Brut Rosé featured in Food & Wine Magazine’s article “8 Oregon Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne”. Here’s what they had to say:

“The Willamette Valley’s distinctive climate and geology have made it renowned for Pinot Noir, and its Chardonnays can be equally impressive—two varieties that also happen to be the classic ingredients of great sparkling wine… Winemaker Adam Campbell is one of Oregon’s top Pinot talents. His skill shows through in this creamy, lightly toasty wine.” – Ray Isle, Food & Wine

Read the full article at foodandwine.com.

 

91 Points from Vinous for 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir a 91 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Brilliant ruby-red. Expressive red berry preserve, candied rose and baking spice scents show excellent clarity and lift. Fleshy but lively as well, offering sweet raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors that pick up a hint of smokiness with air. Smoothly blends power and delicacy and finishes very long and spicy, with supple tannins sneaking in late. This is quite an impressive “basic” bottling of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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2016 Willamette Valley Pinot – Gold Medal In The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Our 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir  has been honored with a Gold Medal in the largest competition of American wines in the world!

After receiving more than 6,800 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.

A complete listing of the 2019 results, sort-able by price point and category, can be found at winejudging.com.

In the second week of January, over 60 skilled judges from a variety of fields including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality traveled to the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the USA. Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold, “Double Gold” (equivalent to a unanimous rating by all panel members) or Best of Class. Learn more about the competition here.

 

2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – Gold Medal In The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir has been awarded a Gold Medal in the largest competition of American wines in the world!

After receiving more than 6,800 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.

A complete listing of the 2019 results, sort-able by price point and category, can be found at winejudging.com.

In the second week of January, over 60 skilled judges from a variety of fields including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality traveled to the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the USA. Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold, “Double Gold” (equivalent to a unanimous rating by all panel members) or Best of Class. Learn more about the competition here.

Elk Cove a “Hot Brand” for 2018

Wine Business Magazine has chosen Elk Cove as a “Hot Brand” for 2018!

“As a region, Oregon’s Willamette Valley had been producing outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for decades, and the Campbell family has been a steward of those grapes since the beginning.”

According to Wine Business Monthly, this means we’re doing a good job of representing the American wine industry. They’re featuring our 100% Pinot Noir Brut Rosé – read more when the full report comes out in February.

So are you drinking more Oregon bubbly? How do you think our 2015 Brut Rosé represents trends in American wine? We’d love to hear what you think. Email us at info@elkcove.com. Cheers!

The Wine Business Monthly is the nation’s leading publication for wineries and growers.

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2017 Pinot Gris – Gold Medal and “Reserve Class Champion”

Our 2017 Pinot Gris received a gold medal and was named “Reserve Class Champion” in the 2019 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! wine competition.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosts several events including an international wine competition, a food competition and wine auction. Guests can visit the “Champion Wine Garden” to enjoy the top wines from each year’s competition:

“Wines from around the world enter this elite, privately judged competition held in November. Winning wines can be tasted during the Roundup & Best Bites Competition and at the Champion Wine Garden.

The 2019 International Wine Competition judging included 3,156 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal and South Africa. Texas wineries represented 413 entries, and 370 entries came from this year’s featured region, California’s Central Coast.”

This score is posted online at rodeohouston.com