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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012
Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012
(search item no. 128173)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Burghound.com rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant ruby red in color with raspberry, rose and licorice on the nose. Silky and smooth in texture, this pinot is bursting with juicy cherry and cranberry on the palate with subtle notes of thyme and black pepper.
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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.