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

 

Read the full story here at Vinous.com

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.

Read more here.

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

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.

 

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 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