2016 Mount Richmond
Candied aromas of kirsch and fresh raspberry jam counter-balanced by dark notes of toffee and fresh tobacco. Fresh blackberry and red plum on the palate play against a ferrous background of orange peel and licorice notes that add interest to the clarity on the finish.
“There’s a beautifully fresh array of violets, ripe red and blue cherries, raspberries and red plums on the nose of this pristine, youthful pinot. The palate continues the pristine theme with ebullient, round and fleshy cherries and red plums in abundance. Drink or hold.”
– JamesSuckling.com (Nov 30, 2018)
“Polished and sleekly built, with expressive dark berry, violet and spiced tea accents that build complexity toward refined tannins.”
– Wine Spectator (October 15, 2018)
“…a wine that delivers a full measure of concentrated, very insistent fruit, the winery’s Mount Richmond bottling is a weighty, well-structured offering that commends cellaring if it is to grow into its best.”
– Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine (November 1, 2018)
Six Nations Wine Challenge invites prominent wine experts from each of the leading New World wine countries to nominate their top 100 wines.
– Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018
“The 2016 Pinot Noir Mount Richmond is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a lovely open nose of black cherry preserves, blueberry compote and boysenberry with notions of floral perfume, tilled soil and dried leaves. Light to medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm black fruits and layers of baking spice and earth, with a good frame of fine-grained tannins and great freshness, finishing very long and spicy.”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Aug 31, 2018)
Our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received an excellent 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast.
– Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December, 2018)
“Elk Cove is an Oregon trailblazer, responsible for pushing classically-styled Pinot Noir that has rivalled Burgundy for decades. Their ‘Mount Richmond’ bottling comes from a cool-climate terroir abundant in Willakenzie soils; it’s a deep and luxurious Grand Cru equivalent.”
– sommselect.com (July 2018)