Elk Cove Clay Court Pinot Noir 2021 750ml
SKU: 16064

Elk Cove Clay Court Pinot Noir 2021

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Elk Cove
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
All of Elk Cove's delicate Pinot Noir fruit undergoes the same gentle handling through our gravity flow system. This allows us to achieve the elegance, texture and luscious quality that are the hallmarks of exquisite Pinot Noir. Clay Court Pinot Noir fruit is fermented in small, temperature controlled steel tanks, hand punched down twice daily then aged for ten months in French oak. Our winemaking team then carefully blends the barrels most representative of the spicy flavors and concentrated red cherry fruit that characterizes this vineyard.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

This is a Clay Court performance worthy of Rafael Nadal. Dark strawberry and raspberry aromas are joined by the fresh smell of clean, lemony sheets hanging on the laundry line. Cranberry and raspberry flavors provide a nice sweet/tart combination to go along with the saline and crunch of Marcona almonds. Enjoy 2024-2036.

July 1, 2023
Jeb Dunnuck
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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, it's hard to resist now, but I imagine this will improve over the next 6-8 years.

September 17, 2023
Wine Spectator
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Expressive and vibrant, with pretty rose petal and raspberry aromas that open to multilayered orange peel and stony mineral accents. Builds structure toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2031. 728 cases made.

October 15, 2023
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

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.

May 18, 2023

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