Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.9603 ratings
8.951 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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Sipping Fine Wine

One of OR oldest wine producers, founded by Pat & Joe Campbell in 1974. Name ‘Elk Cove’ derived from Roosevelt Elk which roamed nearby. 1st 100% estate grown fruit, whole-cluster pressed, cool temp fermented in small stainless tanks preserving aromatic freshness of stone fruits and gentle spiciness. On the palate peach, pear and honey flavors with a touch of sweetness. Medium finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now but cellar a bit. Nice value.

One of OR oldest wine producers, founded by Pat & Joe Campbell in 1974. Name ‘Elk Cove’ derived from Roosevelt Elk which roamed nearby. 1st 100% estate grown fruit, whole-cluster pressed, cool temp fermented in small stainless tanks preserving aromatic freshness of stone fruits and gentle spiciness. On the palate peach, pear and honey flavors with a touch of sweetness. Medium finish, vivid acidity with rich ending. Drinking well now but cellar a bit. Nice value.

Sep 17th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Around 35,000 cases made from 7 single Vineyard sites. 10 mos in French Oak, some new (18-23%).

Around 35,000 cases made from 7 single Vineyard sites. 10 mos in French Oak, some new (18-23%).

Aug 29th, 2019
Lori Tisinai

So good. The nose is similar to la crema Very smooth. I'm a very happy girl.

So good. The nose is similar to la crema Very smooth. I'm a very happy girl.

5 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.9

Light bright and delicate across the palette

Light bright and delicate across the palette

2 people found it helpfulDec 7th, 2014
Meredith Hu

Peppercorn, blueberries, violet, rose, red flowers, and brewed black tea leaves. Little to no oak.. Medium plus acidity and tannins.

Peppercorn, blueberries, violet, rose, red flowers, and brewed black tea leaves. Little to no oak.. Medium plus acidity and tannins.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2018
Brent S

Meh

Meh

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Always a great entry level WVPN and a good value at that.

Always a great entry level WVPN and a good value at that.

1 person found it helpfulAug 16th, 2018
Scott Wren

Cali cherry coke Pinot. Slurpy

Cali cherry coke Pinot. Slurpy

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2018
Geoffrey Turnbull

Surprised at the look of age on this wine. Youthful fruit is a bit quiet now but the structure is strong. Really enjoyed drinking this representative Willamette.

Surprised at the look of age on this wine. Youthful fruit is a bit quiet now but the structure is strong. Really enjoyed drinking this representative Willamette.

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2017
Hector Casanova

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2016