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Pinot Noir "Five Mountain" Willamette Valley New Mexico 50-13.00 2008

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 Pinot Noir "Five Mountain" Willamette Valley New Mexico 50-13.00

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Snooth User: zbarnett
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4.50 5
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
05/02/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Pinot Noir "Five Mountain" Willamette Valley New Mexico 50-13.00

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2012

Bright red. Strawberry and raspberry on the scented nose. Light-bodied and lively, with tangy red fruit flavors that could use a bit more heft. Finishes clean and brisk, with good focus and decent persistence.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2008 Pinot Noir Five Mountain is sourced from a vineyard planted by the Ponzi family in the 1970s and subsequently purchased by Elk cove. Medium ruby red, it gives up an enticing perfume of cedar, spice box, incense, and red cherry. Made in a round, forward, good balance, and a medium-long finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Deep red with a bright rim. Sexy black raspberry and floral aromas are complemented by notes of spicecake and incense, plus a hint of musky herbs. Supple, palate-coating red and dark berry flavors show excellent depth without any excess fat. The juicy dark berry note repeats on the finish, which also offers hints of cola and smoky Indian spices. There's lots going on already but I'd stash this wine away for another few years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/30/2012

Deep red with a bright rim. Pure but subdued aromas of blackcurrant, cherry pit and rose petal. Juicy and penetrating but quite tight, even austere, hinting at musky dark fruits and succulent herbs. This youthful, concentrated wine offers little immediate sweetness but unwinds nicely with an hour or so of aeration.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Tight, focused and minerally, with a stony component to the dark berry and spice flavors, all floating over a light, transparent structure. Not tough, but needs time to resolve the tightness. Best from 2012 through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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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