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Pike Road Wines is in the press! Below you'll find all press and reviews for our wines in the media.

 

Anna Campbell
 
January 21, 2021 | Anna Campbell

Top Scores in Tasting Panel Magazine

2020 was a banner year for Pike Road and sister winery Elk Cove in The Tasting Panel Magazine with three scores of 94 points and above for Elk Cove's Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs and two 93 point scores for Pike Road's Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs.

Pike Road Scores:

93 POINTS 2018 Meyer Vineyard Pinot NoirLush ruby color; smooth and rich, with deep and lively flavors of berries and tangy black cherry. Lovely notes of wood and earth lead to a vibrant and long finish. —Anthony Dias Blue

93 POINTS 2018 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir: Ultra-smooth and velvety; lush, rich, and juicy with ripe cherry. Generous yet balanced, elegant, and long. —Anthony Dias Blue

 

 

A superstar in the world of Oregon Pinot Noir, Elk Cove Vineyards has been family-owned and -operated since 1974, when it was founded by Pat and Joe Campbell, multigenera-tional farmers who were among the first to recognize the state’s poten-tial as a growing region. Their 1978 Riesling, which earned gold medals at several tastings and competitions upon its release—including the Oregon State Fair and the Tri-Cities Wine Festival—was an early indicator of not only Elk Cove’s own rising status but also the promising future of Oregon’s wine industry. Forty-plus years later, Pat and Joe’s son, winemaker Adam Campbell, continues his parents’ tradition as the first producers of estate-grown, handcrafted cool-climate wines in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA; today, Elk Cove oversees  six vineyards totaling 380 planted acres. In 2016, the Campbells expanded even further, found- ing a sister winery, Pike Road, to produce affordable yet high-quality Willamette Valley wines.  In addition to sourcing from  Elk Cove’s estate vineyards, Pike Road partners with other small family-owned farms across four  of the region’s sub-AVAs, offer-ing consumers a glimpse of the diversity of soils, climates, and elevations that define its terroir. Meyer Vineyard in Dundee Hills, for example, is organically farmed at elevations of up to 800 feet, while Yamhill-Carlton’s Shea Vineyard uses sustainable practices to grow the highly allocated fruit it harvests from its 30-year-old vines. The resulting wines tell the story of both their place of origin and the people who live and work there. In short, the Campbells have long been committed to producing best-in-class cool-climate wines, and with the release of the stunners below, 2020 was another banner year for their legacy. —Rachel Burkons

Anna Campbell
 
November 2, 2020 | Anna Campbell

Our 2020 Holiday Catalog

Pike Road is here to help you prepare for the holiday season. Whether you’re stocking your cellar in anticipation of company and holiday meals or sending someone a special gift, we’d be honored to be part of your celebrations.

We’re happy to help you find a shipping option for any gifts. New this year: our Reach Out packages all include shipping (3 gift minimum.) After all, if you can’t be with your loved ones you can still send wine. Wishing you all peace, good cheer, and a very happy New Year!

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Anna Campbell
 
August 6, 2020 | Anna Campbell

92 Points - 2018 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Vinous awarded our 2018 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir a 92 point score:

"Limpid ruby-red. Ripe red and blue fruits, pungent flowers, baking spices and a hint of smoky minerals on the deeply perfumed nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering intense boysenberry and black raspberry flavors supported by a core of juicy acidity. The spice and floral notes come back strong on a long, seamless finish, where pliant tannins sneak in late." - Josh Raynolds, August 2020

Vinous has subscribers in over 80 countries and is one of the most respected wine publications in the world. At the intersection of media and technology, Vinous is Antonio Galloni’s vision of a modern-day wine publication. Vinous’s team of renowned critics and writers offers in-depth coverage of new releases, retrospectives and verticals of older wines, videos with winemakers, interactive maps, restaurant recommendations and more, all published in a continual, daily stream of articles.

Learn more and read the reviews at vinous.com

Time Posted: Aug 6, 2020 at 3:27 PM
Anna Campbell
 
August 6, 2020 | Anna Campbell

93 Points - 2018 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

 

Josh Raynolds of Vinous awarded our 2018 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir a 93 point score:

 

"Light magenta. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of red and dark berries, candied flowers and allspice, along with vanilla and smoky mineral qualities in the background. Juicy and concentrated, showing very good energy to the boysenberry, cherry preserve and spicecake flavors. Becomes fleshier with air and finishes with fine clarity, sneaky tannins and repeating florality." - Josh Raynolds

Vinous has subscribers in over 80 countries and is one of the most respected wine publications in the world. At the intersection of media and technology, Vinous is Antonio Galloni’s vision of a modern-day wine publication. Vinous’s team of renowned critics and writers offers in-depth coverage of new releases, retrospectives and verticals of older wines, videos with winemakers, interactive maps, restaurant recommendations and more, all published in a continual, daily stream of articles.

Learn more and read the reviews at vinous.com

Time Posted: Aug 6, 2020 at 3:20 PM
Anna Campbell
 
August 6, 2020 | Anna Campbell

93 points - 2018 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Vinous awarded our 2018 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir a 93 point score:

"Glistening ruby-red. Potent, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of cherry, raspberry, rose pastille, exotic spices and musky underbrush. Appealingly sweet and lively on the palate, offering intense cherry and black raspberry flavors that unfurl slowly on the back half. Shows very good depth but comes off energetic, finishing sappy and very long, with resonating spiciness and smooth, harmonious tannins." - Josh Raynolds, August 2020

Vinous has subscribers in over 80 countries and is one of the most respected wine publications in the world. At the intersection of media and technology, Vinous is Antonio Galloni’s vision of a modern-day wine publication. Vinous’s team of renowned critics and writers offers in-depth coverage of new releases, retrospectives and verticals of older wines, videos with winemakers, interactive maps, restaurant recommendations and more, all published in a continual, daily stream of articles.

Learn more and read the reviews at vinous.com

Time Posted: Aug 6, 2020 at 2:53 PM
Anna Campbell
 
June 2, 2020 | Anna Campbell

90 Points - 2018 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded our 2018 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir a 90 point score:

"Fruit purchased from this Lemelson vineyard is featured here, in a forward style that wraps in broad streaks of tobacco and cola around core fruit flavors of blackberry and cherry. It's quite young and the best drinking window is some years away, but the components are there for a quality bottle." - Paul Gregutt

This review posts in the August issue of Wine Enthusiast and at winemag.com

Time Posted: Jun 2, 2020 at 4:06 PM
Anna Campbell
 
June 2, 2020 | Anna Campbell

91 Points - 2018 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded our 2018 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir a 91 point score:

"This stellar vineyard shines in this wine, offering firm, well-defined tones of purple and black fruit. It's polished to an almost-velvety smoothness, and the lush fruit is coated with darker flavors of coffee and chocolate" - Paul Gregutt

This review posts in the August 2020 of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Anna Campbell
 
May 29, 2020 | Anna Campbell

92 Points - 2017 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded our 2017 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir a 92 point score:

"Pale ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Vineyard opens with charcuterie, cranberries, red currant and wild blackberries with accents of amaro, earth and potpourri. It’s light to medium-bodied with floral-tinged fruits, a firm frame and juicy freshness, finishing long and spiced. 200 cases produced." - Erin Brooks, April 2020

 

Anna Campbell
 
May 29, 2020 | Anna Campbell

91 Points - 2017 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded our 2017 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir a 91 point score:

"Pale to medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard has slowly opening aromas of rose petal, orange peel, charcuterie and black tea leaves with blackberries and red and black cherries. It’s light to medium-bodied with a good core of spicy fruit, a grainy frame and long, fresh finish. 500 cases produced." - Erin Brooks, April 2020

Anna Campbell
 
May 29, 2020 | Anna Campbell

90 Points - 2017 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded our 2017 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir a 90 point score:

"Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Meyer Vineyard, made with about 30% new oak, is scented of prosciutto, cranberry sauce, red and black cherries and red currants with hints of licorice, earth and potpourri. It’s light-bodied with a savory core, juicy freshness and a soft frame, finishing very spicy. 200 cases were made." - Erin Brooks, April 2020