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.

2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir – 93 points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received an excellent 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast:

“Supple purple fruits show perfect ripeness while rounding off in a lovely and satisfying mid-palate. Barrel aging contributes a streak of espresso. Accents of black olive and clean earth are carefully moderated by smooth polished tannins.” –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.

2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir – 93 points from Wine Enthusiast

Our 2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir received an excellent 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast:

“Made from Pommard and Dijon clones of Pinot Noir, this is a snappy, lip-smacking wine, loaded with tangy raspberry and blueberry flavors. Highlights of cola, tea and subtle streaks of savory notes contribute to the overall length and complexity.” –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.

91 Points In Vinous

Our 2015 Goodrich Chardonnay was awarded 91 points by Josh Raynolds of Vinous:

“Pale gold. Subtly oak-tinged tangerine, pear and honeydew aromas are complemented by gentle floral and ginger nuances. Smooth and focused in the mouth, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors that put on weight and pick up a spicy quality with air. Gently sweet and seamless in texture, showing bright closing cut and very good persistence.”

These reviews are available to subscribers of Vinous.com

Excellent Rating in Great Northwest Wine

Our 2014 Goodrich Chardonnay was given an “Excellent” rating by Great Northwest Wine:

“It’s about time. One of the Pacific Northwest’s top producers of Pinot Gris and Riesling has joined the Chardonnay renaissance in Oregon. Adam Campbell and his family’s 2014 investment in Goodrich Vineyard near Yamhill pays dividends here with Elk Cove Vineyards’ first Chardonnay since 1998. The care taken during the winemaking includes a barrel program over 12 months with some lees stirring beyond malolactic fermentation. After that, came six months in stainless steel. That combination creates for beautiful aromatics of rosewater, Asian pear and green banana. On the palate, the integration of the oak leads to flavors of Golden Delicious apple and baked pineapple, backed by pear skin and dried apricot.”

View the whole review at greatnorthwestwine.com

Recommended by Great Northwest Wine

Our 2015 Clay Court Pinot Noir was recommended by Great Northwest Wine.

“When this young 15-acre Pinot Noir project devoted to Pommard, Dijon 115 and 777 clones became available in 2009, the Campbell family jumped at it. And it’s become a smashing success – not only for winemaking son, Adam, but also for his tennis-loving parents. A product of a record-hot vintage makes for enticing aromas of black cherry jam, dark strawberry, ripe red currant and smoky oak. Inside, there are rich and rounded flavors of cherry and plum. Light tannins and raspberry acidity lead to a finishing flourish of plump blueberry.”

View the whole review at Great Northwest Wine online.

Excellent Rating in Great Northwest Wine

Our 2015 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir was given an “Excellent” rating by Great Northwest Wine:

“One of Campbell family’s earliest-ripening sites, Mount Richmond became apart of the Elk Cove portfolio in 1996 when founding vintners Pat and Joe Campbell purchased the land as a partnership with second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell and his wife, Carrie. They’ve used cuttings from their venerable Roosevelt Vineyard to grow it into Elk Cove’s largest planting at 105 acres. This selection of top Pinot Noir lots of Dijon clone 115 and 777 as well as those Roosevelt-birthed Pommard spends 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. All that work helps produce an immediately approachable, regal and ripe Pinot Noir with aromas and flavors of Marionberry, plum and cherry pie juice presented in a pleasing structure with a finish of Craisin.”

View the whole review in the article “Oregon Retains Focus On Pinot Noir” at greatnorthwestwine.com