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Elk Cove Clay Court Pinot Noir 2011

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Light, fresh and tangy, with lime and green apple accents to the red berry and coffee flavors, coming together on the transparent finish. Fine tannins. Best from 2015 through 2019.

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Elk Cove Vineyards:
Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, our focus has always been to produce hand crafted, Estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate Vineyards Estate vineyards now cover over 180 acres on four separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south facing slopes, of Willak... Read more
Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, our focus has always been to produce hand crafted, Estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate Vineyards Estate vineyards now cover over 180 acres on four separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south facing slopes, of Willakenzie and Laurelwood soil types with excellent drainage, provide the perfect environment to grow the world class wine grapes that are the basis for creating Elk Cove wines. Proper site selection and meticulous vine management along with harvesting at very low yields creates the concentration and depth of flavor that are hallmarks of Elk Cove wines. Family Owned and Operated Elk Cove Vineyards proudly remains a family owned and operated winery. Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 to produce outstanding Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Growing up among the vines on the Elk Cove Estate has instilled a tremendous respect for the soil in which the grapes were grown, therefore his role as winemaker is one of stewardship over intervention. In the winery Adam employs gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the Estate grown fruit. We at Elk Cove hope you enjoy these wines as much as we all enjoyed the creative process in making them. Read less

External Reviews for Elk Cove Clay Court Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

Light, fresh and tangy, with lime and green apple accents to the red berry and coffee flavors, coming together on the transparent finish. Fine tannins. Best from 2015 through 2019.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

From their recently-acquired (and re-named) site on Parrett Mountain — their sole vineyard on Jory soil or dominated by Dijon clones rather than Pommard — Elk Cove’s 2011 Pinot Noir Clay Court leads with dried sour cherry shadowed by kirsch distillate and an equally pungent note of horseradish that then translates into incisive invigoration on a firm, tartly-juicy palate. A faint bit of gum-numbing is engendered by the tannins, but there is stronger fresh fruit persistence and sense of energy here than in the corresponding Five Mountain bottling, and I can envision delicious showings through at least 2017.



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