The Best Deal in Oregon Pinot: Elk Cove La Sirene 2014
We hope you're all checking email today because it's a day to buy Oregon Pinot. $15 Elk Cove Pinot noir, estate grown, the best value Willamette Valley Pinot noir available today.
Elk Cove, one of Oregon's first 10 wineries, positively knocked it out of the park in 2014 -- an incredibly strong line-up from one of our pioneering wineries. It's no wonder they refer to 2014 as a vintage of a lifetime. From their awesome value La Sirene to their sublime Reserve and La Boheme (and ALL their single vineyards!), Elk Cove has one of the top line-ups of any Oregon winery.
$14.99 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($16.66 regular)
The best value Oregon Pinot available today. We've loved all the 2014 Elk Cove Pinots so it makes sense we'd love this but still, it far exceeds our expectations for $15 Willamette Valley Pinot noir. Delicious black cherry and wild berry goodness, with floral accents, finishing with pure cherry. Silky, refined and immediately enjoyable. Did we mention it's estate grown?! Do not hesitate -- buy it by the case.
$82.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($91.95 regular)
A true reserve, 2014 is only the 6th vintage in 40 that Elk Cove has designated as worthy of a Reserve bottling. The combination of aromatic intensity and purity along with stunningly supple, silken, and penetrating flavors make this an incredible cellar selection. Honestly, with the beautifully woven fabric of this wine, you could open it now and enjoy over an evening. It's just that good. Very limited. - Marcus
94 points Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve is a barrel selection from various Elk Cove's vineyards, and this year it constitutes eight barrels. It has an intense bouquet with red and black fruit, touches of undergrowth and wilted violet petals that are very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red and black fruit, the oak neatly embroidered into the fruit, very smooth in texture with a touch of allspice and clove towards the sustained finish. It is tightly coiled at the moment, but I am sure it will age into a very serious Pinot Noir."
$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular)
A showstopper in its own right, this is darker and more structured than the rest of Elk Cove's 2014s. Don't let that phase you -- after two and three days opened, La Boheme wowed us with its sheer energy and exuberance. Give it 5-7 years of age and experience the show. - Marcus and Andy
93 points Wine Advocate: "From vines planted in 1985 that tend to produce small clusters and small berries, the 2014 Pinot Noir la Boheme has a more broody and introspective nose than its peers: blackberry and wild hedgerow, tightly wound at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, the 15% whole cluster lending a subtle forest floor note, good density in the mouth with firm backbone on the finish. This deserves 3-4 years in bottle before you reach for the corkscrew, but it will be worth your patience."
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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
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