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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
July 27, 2023 | Anna Campbell

94 Points & Wine of the Week - Paul Gregutt

Our 2021 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir has been awarded a 94-point score and "Wine of the Week" by Paul Gregutt.

"Made consistently since 2017, the Shea bottling gets roughly one fifth new oak. As expected it's big, bold, dark and blocky, with plentiful blackberry and black cherry fruit. I love the texture and depth of this wine, which layers in subtle shades of clean earth, pipe tobacco, black olive, anise, coffee grounds and... well the deeper you dive, the more you find." - Paul Gregutt

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Anna Campbell
July 27, 2023 | Anna Campbell

93 Points & Outstanding Value - Paul Gregutt

Our 2022 Pinot Gris has been awarded a 93-point score and "Outstanding Value" by Paul Gregutt.

"The fresh, ripe, lively fruit flavors showcase pears in particular, with further highlights of orange and grapefruit. The natural acidity adds a sleek 'cut' to the palate, accented with a hint of wet stone. This wine has the extra 'it' factor that ramps up its intensity and sheer deliciousness. As I have noted in past vintages, this is a fruit-packed white wine for sipping summer and fall. Tasted over three full days, it was one of those bottles that I happily drank down to the last drop. I'd suggest that you hang onto a few bottles for that Thanksgiving turkey." - Paul Gregutt

Paul Gregutt also reviewed our 2022 Pinot Gris in The Times:

"There's Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris. The same grape from two quite different places. If Pinot Grigio conjures up notions of overpriced, underfruited, ubiquitous Italian plonk for you, as it does for me, don't give up on the grape. Oregon Pinot Gris is a different creature entirely. If you have never had a truly brilliant example, here's the one to try... It's a fruit-packed white wine that is perfect for sipping through summer and fall, right on up to that Thanksgiving dinner." - Paul Gregutt

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Anna Campbell
February 7, 2023 | Anna Campbell

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast


Pike Road Wines 2020 Chardonnay Willamette Valley received an excellent 90-point review from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

"Smear a little lemon curd on a warm brioche straight from the oven to get an idea of the aromas this Chardonnay gives off. There's also a small herbal note on the nose that's like crushing chamomile between your fingers. The wine's crisp, clean mouthfeel and brisk acidity make a nice foil for flavors like lemon, and iced black tea with a dab of honey". - Michael Alberty

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Anna Campbell
September 14, 2021 | Anna Campbell

Our 2019 Chardonnay is awarded 90 Points & Editors' Choice by Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

Our 2019 Willamette Valley Chardonnay was awarded a 90 point score and an Editors' Choice designation by Wine Enthusiast Magazine! This follows a 91 point score in The Tasting Panel Magazine.

"This bright and fresh Chardonnay has a smooth, accessible mouthfeel, with light flavors of banana, pineapple and lemon meringue. There's a creamy note that coats the palate and lingers most pleasantly on the finish. Editors' Choice." - Paul Gregutt, Contributing Editor

This review published in the November, 2021 issue of the magazine.

Wine Enthusiast's 100-point wine-scoring scale:
98–100 – Classic. 94–97 – Superb. 90–93 – Excellent. 87–89 – Very good.

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Anna Campbell
June 24, 2021 | Anna Campbell

Corinne Wins Gold!

Our 2019 Corinne Pinot Noir won gold at the 2021 Sunset International Wine Competition with a 90 point score!

We're very pleased because this is our first vintage making a single vineyard Pinot Noir from Corinne Vineyard. Planted in 1989 by the original owners of Rex Hill, it is a truly unique 27-acre vineyard at the intersection of marine and volcanic soils. Tucked into the south side of the Chehalem Mountains, it is a warmer site for Pinot Noir, producing intense fruit, heady aromatics, and lots of structure. We source from two blocks on the estate, Block 2 and Block 8, on the volcanic east-side of the property with the site's signature "Anklebreaker" basalt rocks. Learn more about this vineyard here.




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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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