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Elk Cove Estate Riesling 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Dry and ungenerous on the nose with faint aromas of key lime pie and apricot glaze topped with a hint of sage. Small in scale and finely focused with a nice clean core of fruit. Dry and moderately acid driven in the mouth this is quite refreshing with modest citrus with and vaguely strawberry flavors but it’s not complex or particularly deep on the palate. The finish is very clean but short with apple flavors. A lovely patio wine. 85pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Elk Cove Estate Riesling

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/21/2013

Dry and ungenerous on the nose with faint aromas of key lime pie and apricot glaze topped with a hint of sage. Small in scale and finely focused with a nice clean core of fruit. Dry and moderately acid driven in the mouth this is quite refreshing with modest citrus with and vaguely strawberry flavors but it’s not complex or particularly deep on the palate. The finish is very clean but short with apple flavors. A lovely patio wine. 85pts


Member Reviews for Elk Cove Estate Riesling

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Snooth User: apnardi
130883790
2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/11/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.30 5
Vintage: 2011 10/21/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Elk Cove Estate Riesling

Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Somewhat austere in its first nose


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Somewhat austere in its first nose, this wine widens a little over time to reveal hints of peaches and kiwi. It is off-dry in terms of its sweetness level and has plenty of firming acidity in the late going to make it into a fine mate to Thai and Chinese dishes of the type that come with a bit of richness. Even dishes like Chicken Korma can go with this likeable offering.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.



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