The 2001 vintage is showing the prettier and softer side of Pinot noir and Elk Cove’s premier vineyard site, Roosevelt is in keeping with this fact. A deep violet color, Roosevelt 2001 gives more fruit forwardness with red cherries, blueberries and a hint of vanilla bean. The supple mouthfeel balances essence of cloves and spice with softly integrated oak tannins on the finish. A delicate beauty that will age gracefully over the next twenty years.
90 Points “Soft and seductive, the nose is redolent of primary fruits, with leafy, earthy undertones…”
– Wine Enthusiast (October 31, 2003)
91 Points “A wine that tastes of smoke and earth, elements that suggest great complexity for the future…”
– Wine & Spirits (January 31, 2004)