2016 La Bohème
With tart cherry, fir boughs, tea and sassafras on the nose, this wine has a lush and mouth-filling palate. It brims with black cherry and dried plum. Spicy notes of black pepper and anise lead to a long finish of dusty tannins.
“Deep vivid red. Powerful dark berry, floral pastille and succulent herb aromas are lifted by a smoky mineral element and a hint of peppery spices. Chewy and tightly focused on entry and then fleshier in the midpalate, displaying appealingly sweet boysenberry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly…”
– Vinous (May, 2019)
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)
“The 2016 Pinot Noir la Boheme is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a great open nose of warm black cherries and blackcurrant with touches of cardamom, cinnamon stick, dried leaves and forest floor. Light to medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm, spice-laced black fruits, framed with firm, fine-grained tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing long with earth and spicy accents.”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Aug 31, 2018)