Elk Cove Vineyards 2012 Clay Court Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $60

By on May 22, 2014

elk-cove-vineyard-clay-court-pinot-noir-bottleAdam Campbell and his parents purchased this Parrett Mountain property in 2009 — eight years after it was planted to Pommard, Dijon 115 and 777 clones. His folks loved the setting so much they made it their home and built a tennis court, hence the name. Their harvest at 1.75 tons per acre from this stunning vintage explains Bing cherry and dusty blackberry aromatics with cotton candy, minerality and mincemeat. That dark fruit and minerality carries onto the palate with plum skin tannins and pie cherry acidity.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 518 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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