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2016 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir "Mount Richmond"

Elk Cove 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

Winery: Elk Cove Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mount Richmond"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Yamhill Carlton

State or country: OR

Price: $55

Cases produced: 1,012

KWG Score: 93.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 16, 2019

Wine Review: This ruby-colored Pinot Noir from Elk Cove is very good. It opens with an appealing black raspberry bouquet with hints of graphite and clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, refined and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral, cherry and plum blend with notes of black pepper and a touch of cola. The finish is dry and its subtle refined tannins drift away nicely. I would pair this Pinot with braised rabbit with spring vegetables. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Candied aromas of kirsch and fresh raspberry jam counter-balanced by dark notes of toffee and fresh tobacco. Fresh blackberry and red plum on the palate play against a ferrous background of orange peel and licorice notes that add interest to the clarity on the finish.

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