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ELK COVE VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR

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Vintage 2017


Elk Cove Pinot Noir.
winemaker's notes: "Richly ripe when first poured, this gathers focus with air. Its stalwart plum flavors develop a limpid clarity in the center, a pure fruit moment that gives way to a fleshy, savory finish. It has the savory layered notes to pair with coq au vin."-Wines and Spirits "...silky texture, toasty oak, ...good structure and balance; long finish. A rich, silky Pinot that's easy on the wallet too!" 93 Points-Pinot Report All of Elk Coves delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same meticulous vineyard management and gentle handling through our gravity flow system, thus achieving the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noirs. From the early pioneering days to now, our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has remained the foundation of Elk Cove Vineyards. 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. Vintage certainly has everyone offering up grand descriptions! "Everything ripened beautifully." "This is a rarity." "A warm, fully ripe vintage." Fruit set was ideal with a mild Spring. Months that followed were warm and dry, with short-lived heat spikes and a few intermittent cooling rains in the fall, advancing fruit ripeness. . The Pinot Noirs specifically seem to be very true to form with velvety tannins and a sexiness evocative of Pinots feminine side. Put this with softer, darker blue fruits that are more generous and its the makings of exceptional wines! In general, this vintage had us searching for negatives, finding only the six days of over 86 degrees in early harvest to fret over. But the results seem to be close to perfect!

Bottle Size: .750

The Vineyard and Estate was Established in 1973 by Pat and Joe Campbell, on a secluded property in the North Willamette Valley. The first planted vineyard was on a gentle south-facing slope, which drained into a steep canyon. The sunny hillsides were planted to early ripening varieties such as: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Additional vineyards of Pinot Gris, Viognier, and French clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have been planted in later years. The first year of commercial production was released in 1978.
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