Elk Creek Vineyards


Gabutti Barbera d'Alba 2015

Selected from the HSWM shelf to accompany the bevy of wines from Piemonte already at the table. I’ve been a huge fan of Cappellano’s Barbera d'Alba in the past and this certainly impressed, as I expected it would. It worked really well with the hangar steak but it was holding something back. We took the remaining half of the bottle home and the real fireworks show came on Day 2 paired with some homemade Bolognese that I made with some ground elk. Undergrowth, dark fruit, figs, dark tilled earth, cumin, spiced meat and what fantastic acid!! Tannins seem to be medium. Sediment appears to be medium plus…lol…there’s a lot. Yes, the price is steep for a "modest" Barbera but when you consider the overall quality and satisfaction, this absolutely delivers and absolutely worth it. — 4 days ago

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Never mind that.
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@Daniel Bloom yeah...for some reason, the app likes to mess with vintages from time to time 🤷🏽‍♂️
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Last time I looked, it said ‘70!

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Drunk review 5: this tastes bushy. I know this, because I’ve been pushed into bushes. Blackberry, cardamon. Airy, woodsy aftertaste. Super enjoyable. Would pair this with pets for a Brittany dog, a English Setter, or a Norwegian Elk hound— a dog that enjoys navigating the woods. — 2 months ago

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Bushiness is the best and usually gets trash talked. Amazing review and happy tasting!

Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction 2011

Crushed red and black fruit, a bit of bramble and forest floor. — a month ago

Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2019

Really loved this soft Pinot gris that Leith got us for my birthday ivy inn dinner. Would definitely like to have again! — 2 months ago

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Drinking this double-blind is always a stumper. Quality for price is fantastic.

Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Lovely. Dry. Bold. Wet. — 3 months ago

Swanson Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Strawberry, rich, very smooth. So good with our elk steaks! Catan night with Jared, Sam and Jess (and Grace). — 3 months ago

Rex Hill Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

This is Rex Hill not Elk Cove...smoky on the nose, nicely restrained fruit, but a little too acidic for my taste - maybe needs to sit longer? Opened an hour early but still plenty of sparkle — a month ago

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Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Superior fruit for an Italian wine. Have never had this wine before and it is a mind blower. Incredible fresh fruit; had with elk meatballs and spaghetti. Awesome combination. — 2 months ago

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Château Maucoil

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

Black fruits. Nice balanced CDP that was a nice match with lamb and elk. — 2 months ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Red Blend 2018

Day and acidic perfect with elk or other gamey meat — 3 months ago