Elk Cove Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 2008

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"Firm, focused and distinctive for the tangy edge to its mineral-accented cherry, blackberry and charred meat flavors, melding easily into a single thrust on the complex and vivid finish...93" WS 10/10

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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
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Member Reviews for Elk Cove Pinot Noir Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
02/26/2012

Once again, the beauty of Oregon shines through on their Pinot Noirs, and the 2008 Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is no exception! The wine itself had a rich ruby color, suggesting something a bit heavier for a Pinot, and suggesting this wine might be something special. The nose was quite earthy, with hints of cedar and the tiniest bit of leather, taking me back to my time living in the Pacific Northwest, the lovely rain forests, hiking near Mount Hood and tasting wine throughout the Willamette Valley. The wine itself had a complexity that defied its youth, fruit forward, with hints of plum and wild berry, balanced with hints of oak and cedar. With mild acidity and subtle tannins, this wine makes for a long, smooth finish. I would easily pair this wine with a variety of seafood dishes from the Pacific coast, but most of all, I can see this wine as a perfect complement to a cedar planked wild salmon at the peak of the season, with fresh steamed asparagus and couscous with toasted pine nuts. I would easily rate this wine an 4, and the fact that you can often find this wine on sale for under $20 makes it an even more impressive find!


Snooth User: alianicole
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3.50 5
01/22/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Elk Cove Pinot Noir Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
08/09/2011

All of Elk Cove s delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same meticulous vineyard management and gentle handling through our gravity flow system, thus achieving the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noirs.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

W&S 90pts - Winemaker Notes - All of Elk Cove s delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same meticulous vineyard management and gentle handling through our gravity flow system, thus achieving the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noirs. From the early pioneering days to now, our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has remained the foundation of Elk Cove Vineyards. This Pinot Noir is blended from several select vineyard sites comprised of Pommard and Dijon plant material and shows the softest, most approachable drinking style Elk Cove makes.



"Firm, focused and distinctive for the tangy edge to its mineral-accented cherry, blackberry and charred meat flavors, melding easily into a single thrust on the complex and vivid finish...93" WS 10/10

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