Other Vintages
  • 2016

2016 Clay Court Library Release

This wine opens with aromas of pie cherry, pinesap and wet bark. Red fruited with a clay minerality, the purity of fruit on the palate evokes ripe red strawberry and raspberry tea with a backbone of smooth tannins and a graceful, flinty char.

Review this wine


92 Points, Vinous, 2019

“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.”
Vinous (May, 2019)

Wine Spectator: 91 Points

“Shows structure and finesse, with elegant cherry and tart blueberry flavors accented by dark tea and savory spice notes that build richness toward refined tannins.”
Wine Spectator (October 15, 2018)

High Scores For Elk Cove Pinots

Josh Raynolds of Vinous gives high praise for our 2016 Pinot Noirs, with seven Elk Cove wines rated at 91 points or higher.
Vinous (June, 2019)

93 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir received an excellent 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December, 2018)

91 Points in Robert Parker

“…a nose of red and black cherry preserves with touches of spice, dried leaves and red licorice.Light to medium-bodied and silky textured, it fills the mouth with ripe black and red fruit preserves with lovely accents of potpourri and earth plus soft,fine-grained tannins and great juicy acidity, finishing long.”
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Aug 31, 2018)