2021 Mount Richmond Magnum (1.5L)
Rich and earthy with aromas of blackberry pie, fig and rose petal, this wine is broad and juicy with heaps of fresh cherry fruit balanced by fine tannins with chocolate and bay leaf on the finish.
“Pale ruby-purple, the 2019 Pinot Noir Mount Richmond has alluring scents of wild berries, forest floor, cinnamon and lavender. The medium-bodied palate is soft with generous fruit and flourishes of spice and floral perfume, and it has a long, juicy finish.”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (May 2023)
Shimmering ruby-red. Powerful cherry cola, black raspberry, candied licorice and exotic spices on the fragrant nose. Appealingly sweet and pliant in texture, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors, a touch of succulent herbs and a spicy flourish that builds on the back half. Finishes long and smoky, with a repeating cherry note and subtle tannic grip.
– Vinous (February, 2022)
2019 is an excellent vintage for Elk Cove, despite whatever fire-related weather and smoke issues the Willamette Valley was suffering. Perhaps the northwest corner location was spared the smoke; in any event the estate-grown Pinots are fruit-driven, beautifully ripened, clean and textured and immediately delicious. The Mount Richmond adds a touch of leather to its blackberry fruit, along with refreshing minerality and a neat streak of espresso. Trailing out the finish is a note of clean straw. Drink now and through the middle of the decade.
– Wine Enthusiast (December, 2021)
“From a steep-sloped vineyard comes this earth-toned, dusty cherry fragranced Pinot Noir. A bowlful of black cherries, Santa Rosa plums, mushrooms, licorice, black raspberries, and Asian spices swirl delectable on the palate. Refined tannins and forever finish cap off the striking package.”
– Slow Wine Guide USA (June, 2022)
“Aromas of cherries, plums, raspberries and vanilla bean with sweet spices. Medium-bodied with powdery tannins and lively acidity. Racy and textured. Long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.”
– James Suckling (July, 2021)
“The generous stream of red and blue fruit melds with mocha, fig preserves, and nutmeg for an elegantly appointed mouthfeel.”
– The Tasting Panel Magazine (June 2021)