2021 Five Mountain

The nose offers blue flowers, cedar and cola, followed by lively blueberry, underripe blackberry and cranberry on the juicy palate, complemented by dusty tannins and savory notes of coffee, cinnamon and salted caramel.

Review this wine


94 Points

“Medium ruby-purple, the 2021 Pinot Noir Five Mountain has deep aromas of cranberries, red cherries, black tea leaves, charcuterie and bitters. The medium-bodied palate explodes with concentrated, perfumed fruits. All that generosity is supported by silky tannins and bright, mouthwatering acidity that calls you in for another sip on the long, layered, spicy finish. What a lovely expression this vintage!”

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (May 2023)

94 Points & Editors' Choice

“Blackberries, fresh-cut grass and orange peel aromas are joined by a full-on earthy, rocky post-rain petrichor/geosmin experience. Rain and fruit—talk about quintessentially Oregon. The wine’s fuller-bodied flavors include black cherries, basil and grilled beets. Crisp texture, with tangy acidity and firm tannins. Editors’ Choice.”

Wine Enthusiast (June, 2023)

93 Points

“Taking on more primary ripe floral and fruity aromas, with notes of red and blue fruit shining though, the 2021 Pinot Noir Five Mountain pours a deep ruby and offers generous enveloping aromas of candied purple flowers, blackberry, and an accent of toasted spice. Mouth-filling with fruit, this full-bodied red is generous with supple, sweet tannins and a rounded mouthfeel that’s juicy all the way through the finish. It’s going to benefit from another year or two in bottle so it can shed some of its baby fat to reveal more of its spiced notes. Drink 2025-2035.”
Jeb Dunnuck (September, 2023)

94 Points

“Precise, taut, lifted, and balletlike on the palate. Delicious cooling flavors of fresh pomegranates and cranberries interwoven with citrus and spice notes. One of the best Elk Cove Pinots in years. The steeply sloped vineyard has a view of five volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain Range.”

Karen Macneil (September 2023)