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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 113184)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 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:

2009 was a vintage of abundance. Ideal springtime weather led to a hot summer, which gave us a beautiful, uniform and potentially prolific crop. Harvest went off without a hitch and we picked the grapes at a deliberate, but frankly leisurely pace, wich allwed focusing on retained acidity. So, vintage 2009 may be remembered as one of those rare combinations of excellent quality and quantity, with the wines showing flash.
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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.