2015 Mount Richmond
Brambly and brooding with aromas of plum tart and saddle leather that accompany hints of lavender. Lush flavors of blackberry compote, cassis and blueberry are tempered by dusty notes of cocoa nibs and refined tannins.
“…an expressive mulberry, black cherry and red plum-laced nose with hints of anise, red roses and oolong tea. The palate reveals a solid backbone of grainy tannins and lively acid, supporting the generous fruit…”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (August 31, 2017)
All that work helps produce an immediately approachable, regal and ripe Pinot Noir with aromas and flavors of Marionberry, plum and cherry pie juice presented in a pleasing structure
– Great Northwest Wine (December 18, 2017)
“Deep red. Lively, highly perfumed raspberry, Asian spice and rose scents are complicated by hints of woodsmoke and cola. Silky and penetrating on the palate, where juicy acidity provides spine and lift to sweet red fruit liqueur…”
– Vinous (January, 2015)
“Pommard clone depth and spice, cherry with fragrant strawberry and blackberry. The palate is showing firm grip, tobacco, dark cherry and currant. Will age very nicely….”
– Purely Domestic Wine Report, Vol 6.3, Nov. 2017
“this displays classic Elk Cove generosity-of briary fruit, of accessible richness, of caramelly oak. Dark, juicy and robust, with a mildly floral grip of tannins, it’s youthful, deserving of a couple more years in the cellar before serving with Arctic char. 90 Points “
– Wine & Spirits (December 15, 2017)
“Tightly knit and focused, with dark cherry, black tea and rose petal notes that build toward firm, minerally tannins. Best after 2018. 90 points” – Tim Fish
– Wine Spectator (November 15, 2017)
“This wine’s cranberry, raspberry and cherry flavors are spicy and tart, carrying a suggestion of hard candy. It’s consistent throughout its tart finish and promises much development ahead. Drink now through the late 2020s. Cellar Selection.” -P.G.
– Wine Enthusiast Magazine (October, 2017)