Elk Cove Vineyards 2017 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $32

By on April 4, 2020

Heather Perkin and second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell blended lots featuring each of the Campbell family’s six vineyards in the North Willamette Valley. Their work with Mount Richmond, Five Mountain, Clay Court, Goodrich, Windhill and vines surrounding the Gaston, Ore., tasting room brings hints of warm spices, cherry and a bit of pomegranate in its aromas. In the mouth, the cherry, pomegranate and spice are augmented by a touch of cranberry and end with a welcome flourish of juiciness. This earned a gold medal last fall at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, which is the largest wine judging held in the state of Oregon. The event staged at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore., on behalf of Pacific Northwest wine buyers.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 16,631 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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