Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.9584 ratings
8.948 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
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

It really was not that long ago, this was one of the top producers in the valley. Still a classic standard.

Smells of soft ripened bramble fruit.
Tastes of well defined twigs and branches, light to medium body, hints of cotton candy, ripe plum, minty freshness.
Like a jazz standard.

It really was not that long ago, this was one of the top producers in the valley. Still a classic standard.

Smells of soft ripened bramble fruit.
Tastes of well defined twigs and branches, light to medium body, hints of cotton candy, ripe plum, minty freshness.
Like a jazz standard.

Apr 6th, 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
Shengli 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
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
Matthew Lee

Tasty, drinkable especially one hour after opening. Light body, little astringency, ripe black fruit, hint of apple.

Tasty, drinkable especially one hour after opening. Light body, little astringency, ripe black fruit, hint of apple.

1 person found it helpfulDec 4th, 2016
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight is a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Elk Cove. The nose has notes.of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and mint. On the palate I get good notes of cranberry, bing cherries, red raspberry, clove, cola, and dusty soil. There are medium low tannins and medium high acidity. Overall an enjoyable Pinot from Oregon.

Tonight is a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Elk Cove. The nose has notes.of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and mint. On the palate I get good notes of cranberry, bing cherries, red raspberry, clove, cola, and dusty soil. There are medium low tannins and medium high acidity. Overall an enjoyable Pinot from Oregon.

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2015
Ed Matthews

Just starting to taste the 13's, so I don't have a really good grip on the vintage yet. But it does appear that some wineries were challenged. This wine has light cherry on the nose and palate and is lighter in style this year with moderately high acid. It seems appropriate for the vintage and I prefer this style. In a perfect world, I would like more secondary nuances.

Just starting to taste the 13's, so I don't have a really good grip on the vintage yet. But it does appear that some wineries were challenged. This wine has light cherry on the nose and palate and is lighter in style this year with moderately high acid. It seems appropriate for the vintage and I prefer this style. In a perfect world, I would like more secondary nuances.

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2015
Amber Fries

Communications Director for Duck Pond Cellars & Desert Wind Winery

9.3

Always a favorite in the <$25 category. Cherry, sweet oak, and rich mouthfeel.

Always a favorite in the <$25 category. Cherry, sweet oak, and rich mouthfeel.

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015