The Oregonian

2006 Pinot Noir Rose Willamette Valley:

“But when a pinot noir rosé is successful, it’s one of the most rewarding rosés you can drink. Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston seems to have the knack. This 2006 rendition has just the right pale watermelon hue and delivers all of pinot noir’s famed berryish goodness and delicacy, with unmistakable whiffs of strawberry and red cherry. This is a dry, refined pinot noir rosé, a benchmark bottling.” – Matt Kramer (June 3, 2007)