The 2017 Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is an estate wine grown from fruit from all six vineyards that the winery owns. This approachable Pinot Noir begins with a multi-faceted nose of cherry, tobacco, violets, and pastry that introduces a wine with great purity of fruit. Its fresh, rounded notes of plums, currants, and fresh candied cherries give way to finely balanced tannins in this elegant, bright wine.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Willamette Valley AVA
Aging: 10 months in French oak, 20% new
Winemakers: Adam Campbell (son of the founders), Heather Perkin
92 Points - James Suckling
"This has a vibrant and lively nose with upbeat, red-cherry and berry aromas that are laced with attractive perfume. The palate has a smooth, fresh and juicy array of vibrant red-cherry flavor and holds the finish in attractive, fleshy mode." -JS, May/2019