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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountains 2014

Member Review by zbarnett:

Elk Cove's base pinot may not be fancy for the region, but it can hold it's own against any American competitor.

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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

Member Reviews for Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountains

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Snooth User: zbarnett
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/26/2011

Elk Cove's base pinot may not be fancy for the region, but it can hold it's own against any American competitor.


Snooth User: alissab
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/02/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: easterner1
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/05/2009

When we recently tasted our way through Oregon, the Roosevelt stood out among its high-end peers. The bouquet is lovely, and the mouthfeel, the balance, the structure, and the finish are as good as any we tasted. The red fruit plays against orange peel in a feminine style with a long finish. Costly, maybe, but worth it!


External Reviews for Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountains

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
04/22/2017

Chehalem Mountains, OregonWine Advocate 93 points!Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountain is a beautiful single-vineyard red wine gem from the Pacific Northwest. Vintage 2014 in Oregon may be remembered as the vintage of a lifetime, one of those rare vintages, reminiscent of 1988 and 2002, when you have high quality and high quantity simultaneously. Elk Cove Vineyards purchased Five Mountain Vineyard in 2005 after leasing the site for several years. This historic vineyard was planted in 1978 by the Ponzi family. Five Mountain is now sustainably farmed by Elk Cove Vineyards and comprises a total of 30 acres including the original old vine Pommard Pinot Noir. Fruit from Five Mountain is fermented in small, temperature controlled steel tanks, hand punched down twice daily, and barreled in 40% new French oak barrels. After 10 months of aging, only the barrels that are most representative of the Five Mountain profile are carefully blended to create a big, luscious Oregon Pinot Noir.Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountain offers "a very well-defined bouquet with real mineralit coming through. This is extremely well-focused. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, real tension and vigor with fine tannin, dark cherry and red plum fruit leading to a nicely poised, Volnay-like finish that is pure class. This comes highly recommended." - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 93 pointsEnjoy Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountain now and over the next 12-15 years with grilled Coho salmon, roast pork, spinach souffle and cheeses.


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Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Five Mountain delivers aromas of earthy minerals, cedar, spice box, and assorted red fruits. Smooth-textured, savory, and uncomplicated on the palate, this easy-going Pinot will offer enjoyment now and over the next 5–6 years.


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Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Five Mountain delivers aromas of earthy minerals, cedar, spice box, and assorted red fruits. Smooth-textured, savory, and uncomplicated on the palate, this easy-going Pinot will offer enjoyment now and over the next 5andndash;6 years.


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Vintage: 2009 02/13/2012

Vivid red. Sexy, expressive bouquet of raspberry and cherry-cola, potpourri and minerals, plus a touch of smokiness. Silky and precise on the palate, with very good depth but no excess fat to its red fruit flavors. Shows very good clarity on the finish, which lingers with suave floral and spice notes. This is drinkable now but has the depth and balance to age.


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Vintage: 2008 01/30/2012

The entry-level 2008 Pinot Noir Williamette Valley is fairly priced and widely accessible (12,000+ cases). Medium ruby red, it offers up a pleasant nose of cinnamon, clove, rose petal, strawberry, and cherry. Medium-bodied, round, and easygoing with ample sweet fruit, it will deliver pleasure over the next 5ndash;6 years.


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Vintage: 2008 01/30/2012

Light and fragrant, offering raspberry and cherry fruit nestling gently into a bed of velvety tannins, hinting at beets on the finish. Drink now through 2014.


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Vintage: 2008 01/09/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is a straightforward offering with pretty spice notes and red fruit flavors. Drink it over the next 5andndash;6 years.


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