Gorgeous and streamlined, opening with perfumed red fruits and crushed minerals, then fanning out with dark raspberry and cherry with shadings of Santa Rosa plum. Verve-filled, it keeps giving more and more. Like a ‘50s camping trailer, this wine thought of everything.
Elk Cove Vineyards purchased Five Mountain Vineyard in 2005 after leasing the site for several years. After taking full control of the vineyard they found certain lots especially worthy of single vineyard status.
This historic vineyard was planted in 1978 by the Ponzi family. The original 4.2 acres of old vines are comprised of Pommard clone and the entire vineyard is set on a steep southeast slope in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, overlooking “five mountains” in the Cascade Range most widely seen from the Willamette Valley. This vineyard was an important element in the early Ponzi Reserve Pinots and has also been a single vineyard selection from a number of premier Oregon wineries over the years.
Five Mountain is now sustainably farmed by Elk Cove Vineyards and comprises a total of 30 acres including the original old vine Pommard Pinot Noir, younger Dijon Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling.