2011 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Clay Court Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Chehalem Mountains
Drink between 2013 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Sourdough Likes this wine: (87 points)

    February 8, 2016 - Relatively pale red color. Nice light aroma dominated by cherry with a touch of strawberry. Initial flavor is slightly astringent sour cherry which will hopefully go away as it breathes. Interesting smoky , almost burned, taste. Long finish but relatively simple. Should improve with more time but seems unlikely to get much better. After half an hour the astringency has eased off somewhat but still has an odd rawness. After three hours the wine eventually came around with the bad issues mostly dissipated and got up to 89 or so but it remained relatively simple and monotonal in flavor profile.This was the only bottle of this I had so will never know if this bottle is representative or odd.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (86 points)

    April 28, 2013 - Nice red fruit start with background spice. Red fruit again on palate with some nuanced textures. A little one dimensional, probably would benefit from another year or two in bottle.

  • affordableCollector wrote: (87 points)

    March 21, 2013 - light maroon in color. cherry, smoke, cranberry, spice, on the nose. cherry, sweet, herbal, floral, smoke, on the palate. good mouth feel with even acid and tannins on the finish.

  • GTFreek wrote:

    March 20, 2013 - Chehalem Mountain AVA. Actually on Parrot Mountain which could be an area at some point. Nice style and balance. Drinking a little tight I think.

  • Wine Sparty wrote: (87 points)

    January 19, 2013 - Popped and poured one night and finished the next. Aroma is light cherry and a hint of pine. Taste is a bit more tart cherry. Even though this is easy drinking, it just seems a bit too uninteresting.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Elk Cove Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clay Court Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Chehalem Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 84 (72%)
  • Consumed 33 (28%)

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