Fresh Off the Truck: 2018 Elk Cove La Boheme Pinot Noir

Friday, May 28, 2021

2018 Elk Cove Vineyards La Boheme Pinot Noir [affiliate link]

Absolutely gorgeous from beginning to end.

Strikingly dark purple for an Oregon Pinot Noir, the wine leaps gregariously from the glass with violet, strawberry, and earthy forest floor notes. Perfectly pure on the palate with elegant fruit for days and a supple, silky texture.

Not an off note in the bottle.

It's all here. For me, a benchmark Oregon Pinot Noir.

94/100 WWP: Outstanding

I've heard Elk Cove reps describe La Boheme as a "slutty" wine. By that they mean it shows more fruit than most Oregon Pinot Noirs, including their own.

For me this results in an Oregon Pinot Noir that drinks a bit more like a California Pinot Noir (which I prefer on average) but does so while remaining true to the terroir it comes from.

I'd put this up there with Domaine Serene Evenstad as one of the best Oregon Pinot Noirs I've had. Costs like $40 (before discounts) and drinks like $80+.

See: The Best Oregon Pinot Noir I've Had

Free Shipping on $120+


  © Blogger templates Newspaper by 2008

Back to TOP