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2021 Elk Cove ‘Clay Court’ Pinot Noir

Original price was: $125.00.Current price is: $100.00.
  • Producer
    Elk Cove
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  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
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Founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell, Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wine producers. The Campbell’s estate vineyards now cover over 380 acres on six separate sites in the northern Willamette Valley. Steep, south-facing slopes with well-drained soils provide the perfect environment to grow the world-class wine grapes that are handcrafted into Elk Cove’s wines. In 1995, Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents to make Elk Cove a multi-generational, family-run operation. As winemaker and general manager, his contribution to Elk Cove Vineyards is based on a love for wine and tremendous respect for the land on which the grapes were grown.

Tasting Notes

93 Points Wine Advocate
Medium ruby-purple, the 2021 Pinot Noir Clay Court has scents of wild berries, orange peel, charcuterie and forest floor with streaks of Christmas spice. The medium-bodied palate offers concentrated, layered fruit on a soft, juicy frame, and it has a long, spicy finish. It’s easy to drink now, but it will benefit from another 2-3 years in the bottle.

94 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Deep ruby, the 2021 Pinot Noir Clay Court is layered with floral and spice notes as well as black raspberry liqueur, anise, mossy earth, and cracked pepper. Medium to full-bodied, with an elegant mouthfeel and a beautiful texture, it offers fine tannins and a silky, clean, rounded palate of fruit. Long on the palate and very well-balanced.

2021 Elk Cove ‘Clay Court’ Pinot Noir