2012 Roosevelt

Elk Cove’s top-rated Pinot Noir made from our best vineyard block, Roosevelt.

Dark blackberry pie, sandalwood and cocoa on the nose, with huge fruit on the palate: dark plum, black raspberry, and marionberry dominate with notes of tobacco-leaf, baking chocolate and roasted beets.  This is a structured wine with huge fruit backed up by substantial, well-integrated oak.


95 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“A star even among a stellar group of 2012 releases from Elk Cove, this 20-year-old vineyard really delivers the goods. Time has tempered the herbal aromatics, giving this rich, ripe effort a subtle subtext of olive and sage. Black cherry, dark chocolate and a dusty, mocha finish with a hint of habanero pepper bring this wine together beautifully. Delicious already, it should continue to improve 2025-2030. Cellar Selection.” –P.G.
Wine Enthusiast (February, 2015)

“Plush and expressive, focused and distinctive, with smoke and licorice overtones to the blueberry and purple plum flavors, lingering harmoniously…”
Wine Spectator Magazine (February 28th, 2015)