TR Elliott

Owner(s) Theodore R Elliott
Web site www.elliottfamilycellars.com
 
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Theodore R Elliott is the man behind Elliott Family Cellars, a very small producer of Pinot Noir in Santa Rosa. He has many years experience as a grape grower and winemaker including a stint with Sonoma Cutrer. His wines are perfect examples of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. His two cuvees are named Queste Three Plumesand both won Gold Medals at the 2006 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. The two Pinot Noirs he produces are cuvees from two vineyards - Vine Hill and Hallberg (formerly Goldridge). The wine is composed of three clones - 115, Pommard 5, and 777. Aging is in 36% new oak. The wines are available online on the website.

Reviewed Wines

2012 TR Elliott Queste Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 410 cases, $44. Released May 2014. 8 barrels of Hallberg Vineyard clone 115 and 9 barrels of O’Connell Vineyard Pommard clone. Goldridge sandy loam soils. 20% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation. Aged 11 months in 34% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Fresh aromas of strawberry, cherry, rose petal and spicy oak. Very nicely composed, with appealing flavors of Bing cherry syrup, cola and baking spices. A cherry-driven wine with balanced tannins and deft oak compliment. Highly enjoyable now, but has the balance for long term enjoyment. Score: 91. Reviewed November 19, 2014 ARTICLE »

2012 TR Elliott Burgonet Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 200 cases, $46. Released October 2014. 8 barrels of 2-acre O’Connell Vineyard. Goldridge sandy loam soils. 100% Pommard clone. 20% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation. Aged 11 months in 20% new and 38% once-used French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Enchanting nose with an array of scents including black cherry, black raspberry, sweet spice and potpourri. Wellendowed with flavorful and vivid fruits including dark red cherries, blueberries and pomegranate. The mid palate attack is attention grabbing and the finish is generous. This wine aims to please now, but will drink nicely for several years. Score: 91. Reviewed November 19, 2014 ARTICLE »

2006 TR Elliott Three Plumes Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 315 cases, $38. Sourced from Hallberg Vineyard and O’Connell Vineyard. Clones 115 (80%), 777 (10%), Elite (5%) and Pommard (5%). Unfined and unfiltered. Another bottling, Queste, is sourced entirely from Hallberg Vineyard, contains significantly more Pommard and is quite good as well. The wines are available on the website. · Wonderful aromatics typical of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir featuring Queen Anne cherries, strawberries, baking spices and a touch of oak. Red fruits are flanked by earth, mocha and tobacco notes with well balanced tannins and acidity. Quite enjoyable. Reviewed April 18, 2009 ARTICLE »

2004 TR Elliott Queste Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 320 cases, $32. is primarily clone 777 from Hallberg Vineyard. · A darker fruit profile, admirable finesse, and ripe tannins. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »

2004 TR Elliott Three Plumes Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

320 cases, $32. Theodore R Elliott is the man behind Elliott Family Cellars, a very small producer of Pinot Noir in Santa Rosa. He has many years experience as a grape grower and winemaker including a stint with Sonoma Cutrer. His wines are perfect examples of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. This wine and his other cuvee (Queste) won Gold Medals at the 2006 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. The two Pinot Noirs he produces are cuvees from two vineyards - Vine Hill and Hallberg (formerly Goldridge). The wine is composed of three clones - 115, Pommard 5, and 777. Aging is in 36% new oak. The wines are available online on the website at www.elliottfamilycellars.com. · A nicely perfumed Pinot with cherries, rhubarb, and Asian spice. Elegant in style with plenty of appealing Pinot fruits and herbs enhanced with deft wood and spice. A welcome food partner as well. Reviewed January 22, 2007 ARTICLE »

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2004 TR Elliott Three Plumes Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 400 cases, $32. A blend of clones 115 and Pommard from Vine Hill Vineyard. Both are excellent examples of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir which often has warm spice and cola complementing the fruit. · Red fruits, plenty of finesse, ripe tannins, and a juicy and mouthwatering finish. Reviewed March 5, 2007 ARTICLE »