Elk Cove Vineyards 2016 Estate Riesling, Willamette Valley, $19

By on August 26, 2017

Adam Campbell has the privilege of working with three estate sites for his Riesling program, including a pair of old vines plantings — Elk Cove Estate and Windhill – that were established in 1975. That makes them among the oldest in Oregon. The younger Five Mountain Vineyard is the outlier, but combined they make for an approachable style that sits in the middle of “dry” on the International Riesling Foundation ’s Tasting Profile. Mouthwatering aromas of Lemonhead and sour apple candy and spearmint with some minerality. There’s baked orchard fruit with honey on the palate with notes of jasmine, lavender and nectarine in the finish.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 998 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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