Elk Cove Pinot Noir Reserve 2016
Regular price $96.00
Reserve Club Selection
Elk Cove is one of the second-wave pioneers of Oregon, with Joe Campbell making some of Oregon's best wines back in the late 1970s. Second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell has been running the winery for years now, and produces consistently excellent and stylish wines year after year, primarily from winery-owned vineyards around the valley, including their own 40+ year old estate vineyard. This Reserve bottling is a blend of the nine finest barrels in the winery.
The very complex flavors range from red cherries all the way down to hints of chocolate. It is very concentrated, and has a layer of firm tannin to support all that extract. This wine is made for the cellar, and is currently a bit too dense and intense to drink. As it unwinds over the next couple of years, it will expand and soften, and will become superb for drinking in 2020 and forward.