2001 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

The first release of our 2001 Pinot Noirs marks a momentous occasion~Elk Cove Vineyards’ 25th Anniversary! From the early pioneering days to now, a respected name in the Oregon Wine industry, this wine remains the cornerstone of Elk Cove Vineyards. Our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is blended from several select vineyard sites comprised of Pommard and Dijon plant material. This Pinot Noir shows the softest, most approachable drinking style Elk Cove makes. It has flavors showing lots of delicious cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of coffee and spice. Bottled unfined and unfiltered this wine has aging potential up to ten years with cool cellaring.


Wine Spectator

88 Points. “Lithe, supple style, if on the light side, with pretty raspberry and floral aromas and flavors…”
Wine Spectator (December 15, 2003)

Wine Enthusiast

89 Points. “Pure and inviting, with entirely typical and welcome aromas of cherry and smoky wood…”
Wine Enthusiast (August 31, 2003)

The Boston Globe

“…The 2001 Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a mine of earth, spice, dark red fruits, even a little gaminess…”
The Boston Globe (November 19, 2003)

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Pinot Report

91 Points: Smart Buy! “…There’s a lot to like in this Pinot—delicious flavors, great balance and a great price.”
Pinot Report (May 31, 2003)