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.

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Recommended

“These wines are very site-specific, reminding me of Burgundy, which is probably why Burgundians are taking such an interest… From the Pinots, I had so many scores over 92 that it is hard to choose just five from the splendid 2016s...” 
Decanter (November 23, 2019)

High Scores For Elk Cove Pinots

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)

93 Points

“Limpid ruby. Expansive aromas of red and dark berry liqueur and cherry cola are complemented by a spicy topnote that gains volume as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and supple in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, mocha and floral pastille flavors and an exotic touch of five-spice powder.”
Vinous (May, 2019)

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94 Points

“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)

Connoisseurs' Guide - 91 points

“…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)

Gold, Six Nations Wine Challenge

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

93 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir received an excellent 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December, 2018)

Featured in Somm Select

“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)