A well-balanced Pinot Noir that offers classic Willamette Valley aromas and flavors - pronounced notes of black cherry, dark tea and baking spices. The broad, open-knit palate features supple tannins and balanced acidity.
Elk Cove hand crafts wines from outstanding vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley of Oregon. Through site selection and meticulous vine management they achieve concentration and depth of flavor in the vineyard. In the winery they use gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the Estate grown fruit. This Pinot Noir is blended from several select vineyard sites comprised of Pommard and Dijon plant material and shows the softest, most approachable drinking style Elk Cove makes. Extremely long hang time gives the wine concentrated ripe fruit flavors, beautiful freshness and lower alcohol.
|This wine is a blend of fruit from all five estate parcels, along with grapes from carefully selected local growers. Each vineyard block was vinified separately in small, temperature controlled steel tanks, punched down twice per day, and aged in French oak (20% new) for 10 months.
|Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wine producers. Founded in 1974, by Pat and Joe Campbell, our focus has always been to produce hand crafted, Estate grown wines that can rival the best in the world.
Estate vineyards now cover over 120 acres on three separate sites in the Northern Willamette Valley.
Proper site selection and meticulous vine management along with harvesting at very low yields creates the concentration and depth of flavor that are hallmarks of Elk Cove wines.
Elk Cove Vineyards proudly remains a family-owned and operated winery. Winemaker Adam Godlee Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 to produce outstanding Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Growing up among the vines on the Elk Cove Estate has instilled a tremendous respect for the soil in which the grapes were grown, therefore his role as winemaker is one of stewardship over intervention.
In the winery, Adam employs gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the Estate grown fruit. We at Elk Cove hope you enjoy these wines as much as we all enjoyed the creative process in making them.