From our drive up the winding driveway to sampling outstanding wines, these vineyards are a little piece of paradise. All rows were clean & manicured with beautiful green vines full of ripening fruit of different varietals. The gardens around the main building were in full bloom. People were sampling wines inside & out.
We had three pinot noirs & a late harvest riesling. They were all from their vineyards in the surrounding area. The Five Mountain & Shea pinot's were sturdy & complex with floral notes, good fruit, slight earth, & savory. Nothing lightweight here & a nice, deep color. The reisling was deep honeyed on the nose & sweetly dry with a little wood on the initial taste. Good acidity. It had a long finish with the sweetness lingering on the tongue & a great mouth feel.
If you like visiting vineyards & wineries, Elk Cove is a must stop. Their wines are a true representation of the best the Willamette Valley has to offer.