- Item #: i_216030Bottle Size: 750mlWine Advocate: 93Vinous Media: 95ANTONIO GALLONI'S VINOUS MEDIA 95 POINTS - "Shimmering ruby-red. High-pitched red fruit, floral and exotic spice aromas are complemented by suave incense and vanilla flourishes. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry, boysenberry, cherry preserve and spicecake flavors that convey a deft blend of power and delicacy. Finishes extremely long and precise, with resonating floral character and well-judged, polished tannins that sneak in late."
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "The 2017 Pinot Noir Laurene is a selection of the best barrels from Domaine Drouhin fruit. Pale to medium ruby, it has an open-knit nose of crushed blackberries, spiced cranberry sauce, forest floor, allspice, citrus peel and tree bark. It's medium bodied with intense, spicy fruits, a grainy frame and seamless freshness, finishing very long."
- Item #: i_218980Bottle Size: 750mlRoosevelt Vineyard was planted in 1993 and has quickly become Elk Cove's most prized vineyard site. A four-acre high-density (2100 vines per acre) planting situated just south of the winery on Willakenzie soils, Roosevelt's south-facing hillside slopes to a steep precipice overlooking the magnificent Williams Canyon. Roosevelt undergoes extensive pruning and cluster thinning to limit yields and maximize ripening to concentrate the fruit and is managed using completely organic practices. All of these elements combine to consistently produce one of Oregon's finest Pinot Noirs.
This expansive wine begins with a walk through the forest: cedar and huckleberry are followed by candied orange, coffee and fennel. After a succulent entry, seamless layers demand attention with big cherry, raspberry and currant complemented by a savory seam of dark chocolate and tea.
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 92+ POINTS - "The 2017 Pinot Noir Roosevelt has a pale to medium ruby color and a nose of garrigue, licorice, red currant, cured meats and forest floor with nuances of blackberries and savory herbs. It's medium-bodied with intense, spicy fruits, a firm, grainy frame and great freshness, finishing long and spicy. 400 cases produced."
- Item #: i_235930Bottle Size: 750mlJosh Phelps isn’t just making a name for himself in the wine industry, he’s making the industry roar with enthusiasm! Having learned time-honored techniques from his father Chris Phelps (whose deft hand has helped to create wines at Dominus, Chateau Petrus, and Ad Vivum), Josh is focusing on using that knowledge to produce wines that are easier on the credit card. Last year’s releases became some of our biggest sellers, and now he’s cracking into the world of Oregon Pinot Noir!
A Landform is a natural and exceptional feature of the solid surface of the Earth. In their world, Landform is a reaffirmation of their commitment to creating wines that evoke a sense of place. With an emphasis on quality and experience, this grassroots project extends the Grounded Wine Co. landscape to bring you Josh’s latest terroirdriven wine, a unique Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Brilliant medium ruby color, the 2018 Landform Pinot Noir is a wine with a very expressive personality. Leading with compelling aromas of freshly-crushed cherry, strawberry, and raspberry. On the palate, the wine is refreshing, with a structure that is surprisingly full-bodied and seamless from start to finish. There is just enough texture to provide a sense of vibrant energy, which culminates in a lively crescendo highlighted by fresh cherry and strawberry flavors.