Heady and rustic with wafts of Italian plum, cherry wood and blackberry liquor, this wine boasts a rich dark fruit complemented by notes of fig and ocean rock that ease into a finish of fresh cracked pepper.
“Translucent ruby-red. Expansive red/blue fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of mocha, succulent herbs and candied rose. Smooth and fleshy in the mouth, offering lively black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up and become spicier…”
– Vinous (May, 2019)
“A complex, youthful pinot that has plenty of spicy red cherries and a smooth, succulent palate that delivers a very engagingly detailed ride to the fresh, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.”
– JamesSuckling.com (Nov 30, 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 cranberry sauce, warm raspberry and strawberry jam with accents of warm cinnamon, autumn leaves and herbs. Light to medium-bodied, it gives up warm red fruits and pepper accents with a good frame of firm, fine-grained tannins and lovely mouthwatering acidity, finishing long with warm fruit and spice layers.”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Aug 31, 2018)