Elk Cove Vineyards

Goodrich Yamhill - Carlton Pinot Noir

9.132 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Sumptuous.

Sumptuous.

May 23rd, 2019
Matt Sterr

A more delicate offering from the 2015 vintage.

A more delicate offering from the 2015 vintage.

Aug 16th, 2018
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9.2

Lurid ruby-red. An array of fresh red fruit, floral and spice scents are joined by hints of cola and smoky minerals as the wine opens up. Juicy and energetic in style, particularly in the context of the vintage, offering raspberry, rose pastille and star anise flavors that deepen and spread out on the back half. Closes impressively long and sappy; fine-grained tannins sneak in late. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2016)

Lurid ruby-red. An array of fresh red fruit, floral and spice scents are joined by hints of cola and smoky minerals as the wine opens up. Juicy and energetic in style, particularly in the context of the vintage, offering raspberry, rose pastille and star anise flavors that deepen and spread out on the back half. Closes impressively long and sappy; fine-grained tannins sneak in late. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2016)

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2017
Doug Sayed

A bit young, but delicious. Substantial very fine tannins and a strong streak of minerality show the potential for this wine. Very nice now, better in two to three years.

A bit young, but delicious. Substantial very fine tannins and a strong streak of minerality show the potential for this wine. Very nice now, better in two to three years.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2017
Keith Crump

Purchased when I was in Alaska, go figure, USA wines very hard to come by in NZ, a good Pinot complex good fruit and oak, strangely felt high in alcohol, doesn’t seem to have % on the bottle

Purchased when I was in Alaska, go figure, USA wines very hard to come by in NZ, a good Pinot complex good fruit and oak, strangely felt high in alcohol, doesn’t seem to have % on the bottle

Oct 12th, 2021
Jan de Weerd

Elegant old country style Pinot from Oregon. Mineral, fresh raspberry red fruits and clean finish. Great intermediate from El Corazon’s Syrah based rose to the full bodied Duckhorn Cabernet.

Elegant old country style Pinot from Oregon. Mineral, fresh raspberry red fruits and clean finish. Great intermediate from El Corazon’s Syrah based rose to the full bodied Duckhorn Cabernet.

Dec 18th, 2020
Heather Robinson

HWT - this was a bit to earthy/smoky for Heather although Eric liked it. $45

HWT - this was a bit to earthy/smoky for Heather although Eric liked it. $45

Nov 4th, 2020
CaptainVino!

Big cherry nose. Good grip. Would improve over 3-5 years. $30. Buy.

Big cherry nose. Good grip. Would improve over 3-5 years. $30. Buy.

Sep 21st, 2020
Joanna Carr

Definitely Pinot, but a lot smoother than most. Has a cab essence.

Definitely Pinot, but a lot smoother than most. Has a cab essence.

Aug 6th, 2018
John Miller

Lush, rich and buttery red fruit. Not highly acidic but still has some tart pepper cherry.

Lush, rich and buttery red fruit. Not highly acidic but still has some tart pepper cherry.

Aug 4th, 2018