The Wine Spectator’s August 2023 Tasting Highlights features our 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir which scored 91 points in the magazine: “Oregon’s 2021 vintage was a relief for winemakers after the challenges of 2020. The 2021s are generally perfumed, fresh and vibrant, and this is true throughout the state, not just in Oregon’s Pinot Noir heartland, Willamette Valley. That’s the takeaway from this week’s selection of newly released wines that scored 90 points or higher.
Elk Cove winemaker Adam Campbell, son of founders Pat and Joe Campbell, makes a range of Pinot Noirs, but his dynamic Willamette Valley bottling is the most accessible in terms of price, case production and taste. It offers vivacious cranberry flavors with floral and citrus highlights. Campbell used grapes only from Elk Cove’s six estate vineyards and fermented the 2021 in small, open-top steel tanks before aging it for ten months in French oak.” —Tim Fish
Read more at winespectator.com in their August 14, 2023 Tasting Highlights.