In 2007 Elton Vineyards was named one of Oregon’s top ten vineyards by Wine Press Northwest, and in 2006 Wine & Spirits listed it as one of the five key vineyards in the new Eola-Amity Hills American Viticultural Area.
93 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Cellar Selection*
Elton's 30-year-old vines weave subtle threads of herb, root and earth around its tight wild strawberry, currant and red licorice flavors. The earthy details run deep, which supports tucking this bottle away for up to a decade.
94 Points Vinous - Dark red. Ripe red berries, pungent flowers and herbs, Indian spices and a hint of vanilla on the highly perfumed nose. Silky, seamless and appealingly sweet; a touch of peppery spice adds bite to the concentrated raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors. Takes a turn to darker fruit with air and finishes impressively long, displaying excellent clarity and velvety tannins that add shape.