A full nose of pie cherry and raspberry are richened by tones of leather shop and bresaola. Raspberry jam, Italian plum and candied apple make way for black tea and cardamom on the spicy finish.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
The Clay Court Vineyard sits atop Parrett Mountain and offers up pie cherry fruit with a backing of tart orange. At first it seems a little thinner than the other 2019 single vineyard selections from Elk Cove, with more lemony citrus flavors. With ample aeration the aromas build and the palate expands nicely with balanced acidity. Some wines need a bit of extra time after bottling and this seems to be one of them.
92 Points - James Suckling
This has a very attractively fragrant and perfumed nose with roses, red cherries and berry pastry. The palate has good intensity and depth with very supple, sweet red cherries taking center stage.
91 Points - Wine Spectator
Such a pretty and approachable red, with delicate cherry, rose petal and spice flavors that linger toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2026. 7,826 cases made.