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2019 Clay Court

A full nose of pie cherry and raspberry are richened by tones of leather shop and bresaola. Raspberry jam, Italian plum and candied apple make way for  black tea and cardamom on the spicy finish.

Review this wine


93 Points

“The 2019 Pinot Noir Clay Court has a pale ruby-purple color and vert pretty scents of raspberry and blueberry preserves, aniseed, gravel dust and lavender. The light-bodied palate is soft and refreshing with surprisingly exuberant fruit and a long, spicy finish.”

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (May 2023)

92 Points

“The Clay Court Vineyard sits atop Parrett Mountain and offers up pie cherry fruit with a backing of tart orange. At first it seems a little thinner than the other 2019 single vineyard selections from Elk Cove, with more lemony citrus flavors. With ample aeration the aromas build and the palate expands nicely with balanced acidity. Some wines need a bit of extra time after bottling and this seems to be one of them.”
Wine Enthusiast (December 2021)

92 Points

“A perfumed nose of raspberries, redcurrants and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with plush tannins and lively acidity. Fruity and silky with crunchy character and a slightly sweet finish. Drink or hold.”
James Suckling (July, 2021)

92 Points

“2019 Elk Cove ‘Clay Court’ Pinot Noir- The 2019 Elk Cove ‘Clay Court’ Pinot Noir is from vines set on a hillside in the Parrett Mountain region of the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The wine is crafted from Dijon clonal selections 115, 777 as well as Pommard clone Pinot Noir. A soft entry greets you with tart red fruits and citrus embers alongside shades of peat moss on the palate. Enjoy this great new wine over the next decade.”

Owen Bargreen (March, 2022)

92 Points

Glistening ruby. Pungent red berries, potpourri and allspice on the nose, along with hints of cola and freshly turned earth. Bright and energetic on the palate, offering subtly chewy raspberry and cherry flavors and building spice and candied rose nuances. Round, even tannins add gentle grip to a long, supple finish that echoes the red fruit and floral notes. 29% new French oak.”
Vinous (February, 2022)