Sunday, October 30, 2011

Elk Cove Willamette Valley 2007 Pinot Noir

Elk Cove Willamette Valley 2007 Pinot Noir,$20.39-$28.99 ,87 points, is a dark ruby red wine with a pleasant, but having a nearly mute aroma of plum, the flavor is pleasant though, but nearly one dimensional on a medium body of boysenberry and faint red cherry. The bright side of this wine is the fair finish of spicy tart cherry with some floral notes. The 13.5% alcohol is unnoticeable as is the tannin, and weak acidity makes for a rather mediocre Pinot.
I like this wine as a sipper, but with the price and little impact and complexity not a recommend (From me).


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  1. LOVE Elk Cove...particularly their Pinot Blanc & Pinot Gris (in full disclosure, I do believe I've enjoyed all 3 of those varietals from at least 2 wineries that have Elk in their name from OR, as if that should shock you). For me, the Pinot Noir lacks acid as well, & when I want an OR Pinot Noir, acidity -that's what I expect.

  2. Dennis what did you pair this one with ?

  3. Ben, if I remember correctly, I had this with a homemade beef stew.