2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – 93 points in The Tasting Panel Magazine

Our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir received an outstanding 93 points in The Tasting Panel’s Blue Reviews:

“Silky, succulent, and refreshing with cherry and savory notes, this is a testament to what Oregon can accomplish in the hands of a fine winemaking tradition at a great winery.” –Anthony Dias Blue

This review posted in the November 2018 issue of The Tasting Panel Magazine and at tastingpanelmag.com.

For each issue, Anthony Dias Blue selects the best wines among hundreds sampled. The wines are rated according to a 100 point scale:

95-100: Classic
90-94: Outstanding
85-89: Very Good

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.

 

2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir – Gold in Six Nations Wine Challenge

We’re excited to announce our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received a Gold medal in the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge!

Since 2003, Six Nations Wine Challenge invites prominent wine experts from each of the leading New World wine countries: USA, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The experts nominate their top 100 wines to be included in the competition. At a week-long convention in Sydney Australia, the judges blind taste hundreds of nominated wines.

“Because the wines are all selected by each of the judges the standard of wine quality must surely be higher than any competition of this size in the world” – Bob Campbell, New Zealand Master of Wine

This score posted online at sixnationswine.com 

 

 

2017 Pinot Blanc – Double Gold in Six Nations Wine Challenge

We’re excited to announce our 2017 Pinot Blanc was awarded Double Gold in the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge! It was not only the highest rated Pinot Blanc, but also a top wine of its class.

Since 2003, Six Nations Wine Challenge invites prominent wine experts from each of the leading New World wine countries: USA, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The experts nominate their top 100 wines to be included in the competition. At a week-long convention in Sydney Australia, the judges blind taste hundreds of nominated wines.

“Because the wines are all selected by each of the judges the standard of wine quality must surely be higher than any competition of this size in the world” – Bob Campbell, New Zealand Master of Wine

This score posted online at sixnationswine.com 

 

 

2016 Mount Richmond – 91 Points in Connoisseurs’ Guide

Our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received 91 Points from Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine:

“The richest and most extracted of the three Elk Cove Pinots and a wine that delivers a full measure of concentrated, very insistent fruit, the winery’s Mount Richmond bottling is a weighty, well-structured offering that commends cellaring if it is to grow into its best. It admittedly impresses presently with its considerable depth, but it deserves to be set aside for several more years, and patience is certain to bring appreciable reward.”

This review posts in their November 2018 issue and at www.cgcw.com.

2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – 92 points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir received an excellent 92 points in Wine Enthusiast:

“There’s lovely styling evident in this young wine, which seems delicately sculpted and boasts mouth-filling flavors. Plum, blueberry and brown spices are in the mix, with polished tannins that ensure a smooth glide through the lingering finish.” –Paul Gregutt 

This review posted in the December 2018 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.