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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
 
February 21, 2024 | Anna Campbell

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Our 2022 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has been awarded a 91-point score by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

"This 100% stainless steel-fermented Pinot Noir is as fresh and crisp as snow melt flooding a mountain stream. Prickly boysenberry and smoked salmon aromas blend into flavors like raspberry lemonade laced with black tea. Citrusy acidity meets silky tannins on Pike Road." — Michael Alberty

This review will be published in the April 2024 issue and online to subscribers at wineenthusiast.com

Time Posted: Feb 21, 2024 at 3:27 PM Permalink to 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
December 14, 2023 | Anna Campbell

93 Points - Decanter

Our 2021 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir has been awarded a 93-point score by Decanter.

"An elegant expression of one of the Willamette Valley's most important vineyards, Temperance Hill, planted in the early 1980s and sitting right in the path of the Van Duzer winds. Aromas of bing cherry, violets, forest floor alongside evergreen tips. The palate shows notes of crushed stone, fresh red currant, turned earth and spice to finish." - Clive Pursehouse

This review was published in May 2023 to subscribers at decanter.com

Time Posted: Dec 14, 2023 at 1:28 PM Permalink to 93 Points - Decanter Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
December 14, 2023 | Anna Campbell

92 Points - Decanter

Our 2021 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir has been awarded a 92-point score by Decanter.

"A wine from the iconic Shea Vineyard, long a stalwart of excellence sourced by many of the Valley's top talents. Aromatically, this wine opens with faint hints of Montmorency cherries, tayberries, and topsoil. The palate is very forward. Fleshy and fruit-driven, it is wound a bit tight. It still offers compelling blue and black fruits, savoury rosemary and plenty of spice with a touch of fresh mint to finish." - Clive Pursehouse

This review was published in May 2023 to subscribers at decanter.com

Time Posted: Dec 14, 2023 at 1:24 PM Permalink to 92 Points - Decanter Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
December 14, 2023 | Anna Campbell

90 Points - Decanter

Our 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has been awarded a 90-point score by Decanter.

"A wonderful example of a Pinot Noir at a value, made from fruit from 15-20 different vineyards in the northern reaches of the Willamette Valley. The aromatics are spice-laden, with notes of Christmas spice, violets and crushed raspberries. The palate offers plenty of high-tone berry fruits, savoury herbs, minerality and a zippy mint finish." - Clive Pursehouse

This review was published in May 2023 to subscribers at decanter.com

Time Posted: Dec 14, 2023 at 11:38 AM Permalink to 90 Points - Decanter Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
November 27, 2023 | Anna Campbell

90 Points - Wine & Spirits

Our 2022 Pinot Gris has been awarded a 90-point score and "Best Buy" by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

"Elk Cove's second-label gris is surprisingly complex and fragrant in 2022. Its scents range from cracked wheat and white cherry to golden apple. The texture is emollient but also grainy, a richness leavened by minerals." —Patrick J. Comiskey

This review was published in the Winter 2023 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine and to subscribers at wineandspiritsmagazine.com

Time Posted: Nov 27, 2023 at 11:54 AM Permalink to 90 Points - Wine & Spirits Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
November 27, 2023 | Anna Campbell

90 Points - Wine & Spirits

Our 2022 Rosé of Pinot Noir has been awarded a 90-point score and "Best Buy" by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

"Leading with apple and wheat scents, this wine's flavors focus on grapes and red cherries, lean and lively, with an appealing purity and tension. Lots of wine for the price." —Patrick J. Comiskey

This review was published in the Winter 2023 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine and to subscribers at wineandspiritsmagazine.com

Time Posted: Nov 27, 2023 at 11:44 AM Permalink to 90 Points - Wine & Spirits Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
November 27, 2023 | Anna Campbell

91 Points - Wine & Spirits

Our 2022 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has been awarded a 91-point score and "Best Buy" by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

"This is a bit blowsy at first with a weighty red-cherry scent adorned by black pepper. After a day the wine's flavors, and especially its texture, become tart, delineated and pure; well-priced for smoked salmon." —Patrick J. Comiskey

This review was published in the Winter 2023 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine and to subscribers at wineandspiritsmagazine.com

Time Posted: Nov 27, 2023 at 11:26 AM Permalink to 91 Points - Wine & Spirits Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
October 9, 2023 | Anna Campbell

Gold Medal - Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

Our 2021 Chardonnay was awarded a Gold Medal out of over 100 wines invited by Northwest wine professionals and tasted blind at this year's Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Great Northwest Wine conducts a one-of-a-kind wine competition each October. The 11th annual judging was staged on October 3-5, 2023 at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa in Hood River, Oregon.

Time Posted: Oct 9, 2023 at 1:29 PM Permalink to Gold Medal - Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
October 9, 2023 | Anna Campbell

Double Gold - Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

Our 2021 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir was awarded Double Gold out of over 100 wines invited by Northwest wine professionals and tasted blind at this year's Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Great Northwest Wine conducts a one-of-a-kind wine competition each October. The 11th annual judging was staged on October 3-5, 2023 at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa in Hood River, Oregon.

Time Posted: Oct 9, 2023 at 1:16 PM Permalink to Double Gold - Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition Permalink
Anna Campbell
 
October 9, 2023 | Anna Campbell

Best White Wine - The Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

Our 2022 Pinot Gris was selected as the Best White Wine out of over 100 wines invited by Northwest wine professionals and tasted blind at this year's Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Great Northwest Wine conducts a one-of-a-kind wine competition each October. The 11th annual judging was staged on October 3-5, 2023 at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa in Hood River, Oregon.

 

Nominating Judges For The 2023 Great Northwest Invite Include:

Jusden Aumand is the head buyer for Tri-Vin Imports, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Kaleigh Brook, an advanced sommelier, is the manager/wine buyer at The Thief Fine Wine & Beer Shop in Walla Walla, Wash.

Jeff Cox is the wine buyer for PCC Natural Markets in the Puget Sound.

VJ Gandhi is the founder/CEO of Kascadia Wine Merchants in Los Gatos, Calif.

Carl Giavanti is publicist/proprietor of Carl Giavanti Consulting in Portland, Ore.

Clinton Hoiland, based in Lewiston, Idaho, handles Northern Idaho on- and off-premise sales for Idaho Wine Merchant and is owner/operator of Twisted Vine Wine Tours throughout the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Chris Horn is director of liquids at the Heavy Restaurant Group based in Seattle and co-author of Cook + Cork.

Lane Hoss is the wine buyer and VP of operations for Anthony’s Restaurants.

Ellen Landis is a certified sommelier, journalist and renowned international wine judge with offices in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Windsor, Calif.

Allison M. Markin is a columnist/wine writer for Castanet Media and principal of AllSheWrote.ca in Penticton, British Columbia.

Tim McDonald is the founder of Wine & Spirits Spoken Here in Napa, Calif.

JD Nolan is a certified sommelier/wine buyer/general manager/owner of Fat Olives Restaurants in Richland, Wash., and Homer, Alaska.

Dave Smith is director of buying for Everything Wine in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Steven Sinkler is the proprietor of The Wine Shack in Cannon Beach, Ore.

Mark Takagi is specialty sales director of the Seattle-based Metropolitan Market group.

Paul Zitarelli is the founder/owner of Full Pull Wines in Seattle and author of 36 Bottles of Wine.

Dana Van Nest, a Seattle-based communications strategist and contributor for Great Northwest Wine Magazine and other regional publications, and Great Northwest Wine columnist Elizabeth Moss-Woerman will serve as chief judges for the Great Northwest Invitational.

    

Time Posted: Oct 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM Permalink to Best White Wine - The Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition Permalink