Other Vintages
  • 2013

2013 La Bohème West Library Release

2013 vintage. A very limited availability wine from the west side of our La Bohème Vineyard, known for dark fruit and silky tannins.


We planted La Bohème Vineyard in 1985 by selecting the very best vines from our original Estate Pommard plantings. Pat and Joe Campbell named the vineyard after the family who sold them the property – and their favorite Puccini opera.  This picturesque vineyard overlooks the winery and the coast range mountains and rises to 800 feet, making it one of the highest elevation vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley.  La Bohème was planted using cuttings from vines selected for small cluster size and intense flavors, hallmarks of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs.  We prune and cluster-thin La Bohème heavily to limit yields and to maximize ripening and flavor concentration.


All of Elk Cove’s delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same gentle handling through our gravity flow system.  This allows us to achieve the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noir.

Fruit from the La Bohème vineyard is fermented in small, temperature controlled steel tanks, hand punched down twice daily then aged for ten months in French oak.  Our winemaking team then selects the very best barrels to represent the silky, lush flavor profile that exemplifies La Bohème pinot noir.

Viticultural & Enological Data

  • Vine Age 28 years
  • Harvest Sugars 23.5 brix
  • pH 3.51
  • Vatting Fermentation in small open top steel fermentors. 10 months in 33% new French Oak
  • Cases Produced 92