All of Elk Cove's delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same gentle handling through our gravity flow system. This allows us to achieve the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noir.
Clay Court Pinot Noir fruit is fermented in small, temperature controlled steel tanks, hand punched down twice daily then aged for ten months in 40% new French oak. Our winemaking team then carefully blends the barrels most representative of the spicy flavors and concentrated red cherry fruit that characterizes this vineyard.
Cases Produced: 518
"Vibrant and expressive, with a spurt of currant and plum fruit leading a parade of tangy citrus, dusky spice and chai tea overtones that add depth as the finish expands."
"Sourced from a 15-acre vineyard on Parrett Mountain, this displays single vineyard specificity. Entry is suprisingly soft, and (perhaps influenced by the name) there seems to be a pleasing clay-like quality to the mouthfeel. Clean blueberry fruit leads into a tasty, balanced finish."