All of Elk Cove's delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same meticulous vineyard management and gentle handling through our gravity flow system, thus achieving the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noirs. From the early pioneering days to now, our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has remained the foundation of Elk Cove Vineyards. This Pinot Noir is blended from several select vineyard sites comprised of Pommard and Dijon plant material and shows the softest, most approachable drinking style Elk Cove makes.
"This is a lovely bottle from a vineyard planted in 1974. It’s an almost-perfect mix of flower, fruit, and stone. It mixes the flavors elegantly into a wine that captures the elegance of the grape along with bright fruit, crisp acids, and just the right amount of herb."
"Richly ripe when first poured, this gathers focus with air. Its stalwart plum flavors develop a limpid clarity in the center, a pure fruit moment that gives way to a fleshy, savory finish. It has the savory layered notes to pair with coq au vin."
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"Ripe and focused, with black currant and blackberry flavors on a firm frame, shaded with savory notes that persist nicely on the well-formed finish. Drink now through 2012. "
"A pretty, expressive and very pinot nose speaks of a mix of red berry fruit aromas and introduces supple and attractively textured middle weight flavors that possess nice depth and length on the dry, clean and lingering finish that has a very mild hint of austerity to it. This is lovely, understated and pure."