2019 Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir made the list for the Top 16 Wines for Springtime Pouring by Food & Wine.
“It’s funny, in a way, how firmly Oregon Pinot Noir is lodged in our wine-loving brains. It’s become one of those automatic associations—Oregon? Pinot Noir!—and yet the grape was only first planted in the state in 1961 and has been grown in the Willamette Valley only since 1965. Fifty-odd years is nothing when it comes to wine; Cistercian monks in Burgundy were growing Pinot in the 1300s, if not before. Happy chance, then, that Oregon, and the Willamette Valley particularly, has so rapidly proven so exceptionally suited to Pinot Noir. (Top that, monks.)” – Ray Isle, Food and Wine
“Adam Campbell of Elk Cove is known for his complex, terroir-driven, single-vineyard Pinots, but his basic estate bottling is no less appealing. Floral on the nose, it offers substantial flavor without weightiness, ending with a hint of peppery spice. If you like this one, you may well find yourself investing in his single-vineyard bottlings, too.” – Food & Wine
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