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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Clay Court 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright and tangy, with lively acidity and powdery tannins that sidestep the rose petal-accented guava and strawberry flavors, lingering...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountains 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - From a vineyard planted in 1978 by Dick Ponzi, the 2014 Pinot Noir Five Mountain (not Fine or Fire as previously reported in this...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Goodrich 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against powdery...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir La Boheme 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - From vines planted in 1985 that tend to produce small clusters and small berries, the 2014 Pinot Noir la Boheme has a more broody and...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Mt. Richmond 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Fresh and inviting, showing more density than many 2013s, with juicy blackberry and spice flavors set against fine-grained tannins....
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Roosevelt 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - From the first sniff to the last sip, this sensational effort seduces, with deep, rich, slightly roasted flavors of dense black fruits....
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 375ml

Rated 90 - This new sister label from Elk Cove offers 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an everyday price. Fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - This new sister label from Elk Cove offers 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an everyday price. Fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit...
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Elk Cove Riesling Estate 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Dry, crisp and vital, with juicy pear and apple flavors at the core, hinting at lemon curd as the refined finish lingers. Drink now...
Elk Cove Winery

Oregon Wine, Willamette Valley

About Elk Cove Winery and Vineyard

Elk Cove hand crafts wines from outstanding vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley of Oregon. Elk Cove Vineyards is a family owned and managed winery with 350 acres of land. At this time 120 acres of mature vineyards are cultivated with 20 newly planted acres in the Mt. Richmond Vineyard.

The winery’s focus is on Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and the ‘Ultimas’ - dessert wines made from Riesling and Gewurtztraminer. Elk Cove Vineyards has produced Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs since 1979. These wines are available in limited quantities and you can buy them here at Saratoga Wine Exchange . Windhill, La Boheme, and Roosevelt Vineyard Pinot Noirs have all been selected for specific site characteristics. Yields are kept to under two tons per acre for these special reserve bottlings.

Barrel-Aging Cellar

In 1996 Elk Cove completed an underground temperature-controlled barrel aging cellar.

* Pinot Noirs are racked by gravity from the fermenters to the membrane press for a gentle squeeze, and then to barrels in the cellar -- also by gravity.

* Nitrogen gas is used during racking to gently push the wines from barrels back into tanks.

* The delicate flavors and finesse of the Pinot Noir grape depend on this careful hand work.

Stainless Steel Fermenters

In 1997 new stainless steel fermenters were added to better control the temperature. An up-to-date hydraulic punch down tool also was added for complete and gentle stirring of the cap.

All Elk Cove Pinot Noirs are aged in the finest quality French oak barrels and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Pinot Gris is whole cluster pressed, then fermented cool in small stainless steel tanks. To retain freshness and varietal correctness they are not put it through malolactic fermentation.