Brilliant, ruby red in color, the lovely aromas of mixed berries, fragrant rose and herbaceous rosemary dance between savory notes and fresh fruits. Elegant and refreshing, lush yet restrained, the lovely palate travels with a smooth beginning, vibrant core of fresh mixed berries, wet bedrock that tightens towards the finish, sustained by silky tannins. The quintessential definition of a beautiful Pinot Noir, Elton is complex and enjoyable now, yet has the tension required to age gracefully.
93 points Wine Spectator; 91 points James Suckling; 91 points Wine Enthusiast
Elton has been a favorite of numerous talented winemakers for a long time, and for good reason. The vineyard with its long, distinguished history, was planted with Pinot Noir, on its own roots, in 1983 in the Eola-Amity Hills. The combination of vine age, volcanic Jory soils, gentle eastern slope and late afternoon cooling breeze of the Van Duzer corridor delivers a unique Pinot Noir with flavors of tree fruits surrounded by earthy minerality & natural acidity, and a spice character that is uniquely Elton. Elton Chardonnay has layers of depth, impressive energy, and a juicy mineral cut. A unique combination of power, finesse, and elegance.