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2016 Elk Cove Vineyards Roosevelt Pinot Noir

ITEM 8070718 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

94+ The Wine Advocate

...nose of warm black and red cherries and berries with touches of cinnamon stick, dried leaves, red licorice and floral perfume. Light to medium-bodied, silky textured and very concentrated, it fills the mouth with ripe black and red fruits and spice, with a firm frame of grainy tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing with wonderful layers and a touch of salty licorice.

94Vinous / IWC

...black raspberry, cherry liqueur, savory herb and floral pastille scents...palate-staining red/blue fruit flavors that show sharp delineation and energetic lift thanks to a core of smoky minerality. The balance of depth and finesse here is quite impressive. Strongly echoes the floral quality on a powerful, incisive finish that's shaped by dusty, slow-building tannins.

PRODUCER

Elk Cove Vineyards

Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon’s pioneering Pinot Noir producers. It was founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell, a young couple with a vision for working the land and making wine. Both had grown up in families that supported themselves through agriculture, so the hands-on work involved wasn’t a surprise. Since Joe had earned a medical degree at Stanford University, he supported the family as an emergency room doctor on the night shift, while he and Pat tended the vineyards by day. Elk Cove wines were winning awards by the late 1970s, and the estate expanded. Today it is run by son Adam Campbell, and the estate has 350 acres of vineyards. Elk Cove produces a sizable portfolio of red, white and rosé wines, though they are especially known for their numerous Pinot Noirs, including several single vineyard wines.

REGION

United States, Oregon

Oregon is the fourth largest producer of wine in the U.S., after California, which produces nearly 90% of all wine made in the U.S., Washington State and New York State. Though winemaking in Oregon started in the 1850s, thanks in part to several German immigrants who planted German wine grapes, as in other American wine regions the Oregon industry folded in the beginning of the 20th century during Prohibition. Starting in the early 1960s modern winemaking pioneers planted vineyards in south central Oregon and the more northern Willamette Valley. Pinot Noir did well in the cool microclimates of Oregon, and by the late 1960s the state was already earning a reputation for its artisanal Pinot Noirs. By the 1970s innovative Oregon viticulturalists were traveling to Burgundy for Pinot Noir clones, and to Alsace for Pinot Blanc clones. Today the state has about 20,000 acres planted to wine grapes and more than 400 wineries. Pinot Noir remains the state’s most celebrated wine, followed by Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris. The Willamette Valley just south of Portland is Oregon’s most acclaimed wine producing region.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.