2014 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir "Willamette Valley"
Winery: Elk Cove Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Willamette Valley"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 22,862
KWG Score: 91.1 (based on 6 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: December 24, 2016
Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley opens with fragrant red cherry bouquet with a hint of red raspberry and touch of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a mild mineral influenced black cherry with notes of mild vanilla oak. I also detected hints of black plum and a touch of black pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Pinot is food friendly and would pair well with grilled salmon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Full aromas of dark spicy raspberry and Bing cherry fruit are primary with wafts of cedar, leather and warm baking spice that round out the nose. Seamless on the palate with brambly flavors of fresh picked blackberries alongside cedar and chocolate components. A slight savory note of cured olives adds complexity to this elegant wine.
Organic status: not organic
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