Top Scores for Pike Road Pinot Noirs!
Check out these fantastic scores awarded to Pike Road wines by Wine & Spirits. Not only did we get a Best Buy for both our flagship 2015 Black Label Pinot Noir and our 2016 Pinot Gris, but our Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs showed extremely well with a whopping 93 points for our Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir.
93 POINTS Pike Road 2016 Yamhill-Carlton Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir $50.00
"A wine with many lives, this pinot starts out broad and suave as milk chocolate; with air, the shy plum and black cherry fruit comes forward, and by day two, savory flavors join in the delicate weave. The fine tannins keep the wine restrained and elegant, and suggest this has much more to say with time. Let it evolve in the cellar."
92 POINTS Pike Road 2016 Eola-Amity Hills Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir $50.00
"This has a spice and a smokiness that feels sharp at first pour; but with air, the wine's black cherry and raspberry fruit emerges, and the savory notes become a wheaty, spicy accent. It's on point for duck confit."
91 POINTS Pike Road 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir $20.00 (Best Buy)
"An inviting pinot from multiple valley sources, this is as fruity as a bowl of strawberries, with a succulence and generosity that's impressive at the price."
91 POINTS Pike Road 2016 Yamhill-Carlton Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir $50.00
"As dark as is typical for Shea pinot, this is smoky and deep in its notes of plum, lavender, oak and mulling spice. Through this dark lens, a red beam of fruit provides layers and lift. Give it time for the fruit to meld with the structure, then serve with Cantonese smoked chicken."
89 POINTS Pike Road 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris $16.00 (Best Buy)
"Scents of lemon and white appletake on a green and mildly phenolic tone with air, bringing to mind wild fennel and sorrel. The flavors are bright and light, dry enough for roast Oysters."
These reviews posted in the August 2018 edition of Wine & Spirits Magazine and at wineandspiritsmagazine.com.