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2009 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir "Willamette Valley"

Elk Cove 2009 Pinot Noir

Winery: Elk Cove Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Willamette Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $27

Cases produced: 13,900

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 9, 2011

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot from Elk Cover opens with a mild and attractive cherry and strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is med bodied, crisp, and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe plum and gentle oak blend with a hint of black raspberry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins linger slightly. I would pair this Pinot with a Kobe slider. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 2009 was a vintage of abundance. Ideal springtime weather led to a hot summer, which gave us a beautiful, uniform and potentially prolific crop. As always, we showed our commitment to quality by thinning and green harvesting to achieve earlier ripening and better concentration of flavors. As winemaker, Adam Campbell, states "harvest went off without a hitch and we picked the grapes at a deliberate but frankly leisurely pace which allowed focusing on retained acidity" So, vintage 2009 may be remembered as one of those rare combinations of excellent quality and quantity, with the wines showing flash.

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