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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
June 3, 2016 | Anna Campbell

50 States of Wine reviews Pike Road

According to traveling wine bloggers, Kovas and Laima Palubinskas, Pike Road offers "eminently drinkable wines at a price point that allows for drinking more often than not."

Their take on our 2014 Pike Road Pinot Noir:

"dark ruby red; dark fruit, red berry and smoke aromas; plum, rhubarb, and pomegranate flavors; super pleasant mouthfeel with beautiful balance; nice acidic backbone..."

And our 2015 Pike Road Pinot Gris:

"floral, pear, and starfruit aromas; pear, vanilla, unripe lemon into a muskmelon finish; hint of acid keeps it fresh.."

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50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, they'll visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.

Time Posted: Jun 3, 2016 at 2:46 PM Permalink to 50 States of Wine reviews Pike Road Permalink
Anna Campbell
May 26, 2016 | Anna Campbell

Wine Enthusiast Reviews our First Vintage

We just received word that Wine Enthusiast Magazine has given our first wines positive ratings:

2014 Pike Road Pinot Noir: 90 Points & "Editor's Choice"

"This new sister label from Elk Cove offers 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an everyday price. Fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit is framed by herbtinged tannins. The immaculate craftsmanship and clean direct flavors are light years beyond budget Pinot Noir from most other regions. This is your perfect salmon wine." - Paul Gregutt

2015 Pike Road Pinot Gris: 88 Points

According to Wine Enthusiast's "General Guide to the Quality and Drinkability of the World's Wine" their rating of 87-89 is "Very Good" while 90-93 is deemed "Excellent".

We're very pleased to have scored so well and look forward to reading the full reviews in their August issue of the magazine. They'll also appear in their online database:

Time Posted: May 26, 2016 at 2:49 PM Permalink to Wine Enthusiast Reviews our First Vintage Permalink
Anna Campbell
May 23, 2016 | Anna Campbell

90 Points from Master Sommelier

Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis and the Planet Grape Wine Review have given our 2015 Pike Road Pinot Noir 90 points: 

"Balanced, light and tart with notes of raspberry, cherry, Dr. Pepper and red rose. 90 Points." 

Planet Grape are a highly credentialed group of beverage industry experts who review wines. Led by renowned wine expert Catherine Fallis, the world’s fifth female Master Sommelier, each panelist brings their own palate, tastes, preferences, and rich experience to the table. She and her fellow panelists make every possible effort to employ the “grape goddess 3-day rule,” where the wine is reviewed several times over 3 days, without the use of any preservation system, to see how it evolves, changes, and opens to show its full personality. Wines are evaluated alone and with food.

Time Posted: May 23, 2016 at 2:52 PM Permalink to 90 Points from Master Sommelier Permalink
Anna Campbell
April 25, 2016 | Anna Campbell

Wine of Summer - Global Gourmet reviews Pike Road Wines

Mark Spivak of Palm Beach Illustrated recommends our wines and gives a lovely desciption of both our 2015 Pinot Gris and our 2014 Pinot Noir:

The nose of the 2015 Pike Road Pinot Gris ($15) offers enticing whiffs of citrus, peach, honeysuckle and spring flowers. In the mouth, the wine is crisp yet full, with rich flavors of stone fruits, lemon, lime and ripe melon. Mouth-watering acidity carries all these elements onto the finish.

The 2014 Pike Road Pinot Noir ($19) has a brilliant ruby color and aromas of freshly crushed red berries that jump from the glass. The wine is light to medium-bodied on entry, with good acidity and prickly fruit tannins. In the mid palate, the smooth texture contains flavors of strawberries, red raspberries and rhubarb, framed by earth notes and minerals. The wine is fresh and poised despite spending nearly one year in barrel, with the oak barely noticeable.

Both wines are perfect hot weather quaffs. Either would pair well with salmon, and the Pinot Noir would be a charm with grilled poultry and red meats. They both represent significant values in estate-grown wines from the Willamette Valley.

Mark Spivak is the author of Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History (Lyons Press, 2012) and Moonshine Nation (Lyons Press, 2014); his first novel, Friend of the Devil, is now available from Black Opal Books.

Time Posted: Apr 25, 2016 at 2:43 PM Permalink to Wine of Summer - Global Gourmet reviews Pike Road Wines Permalink