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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Elk Cove Roosevelt Pinot Noir 2008
Elk Cove Roosevelt Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108166)
green wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

There is a quiet kind of excitement in the Willamette Valley after harvest 2008. Phrases and clich├ęs keep rolling on such as classic cool climate, vintage conditions that are only dreamt of, potential to show the best of what Oregon has to offer.

Roosevelt is our premier Single Vineyard site, is a steep hillside vineyard that undergoes extensive pruning and cluster thinning to limit yields and maximize ripening in order to concentrate the fruit. Furthering our beliefs in ecological farming practices we now completely farm this site organically.

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About Elk Cove Vineyard:

Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell, their focus has always been to produce handcrafted, estate-grown wines that can rival the best in the world. Estate vineyards now cover over 250 acres on five separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley. Steep south-facing slopes of Willakenzie, Laurelwood and now Jory soil types provide excellent drainage, which are the perfect environment to grow world-class wine grapes. Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 and now directs the production of outstanding Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Blanc.

The name "Elk Cove" was derived from the Roosevelt Elk, which roamed nearby, and migrated into the valley each spring.