2016 Clay Court
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.
“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)
“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)
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)
“…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)