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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
 
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.

Learn more at winemag.com

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
 
June 20, 2021 | Anna Campbell

Our 2019 Chardonnay is awarded 91 points by Tasting Panel Magazine

Our 2019 Chardonnay was awarded 91 points by Tasting Panel Magazine and included in their DOWN THE AISLE SECTION:

"This Chardonnay shows keen acidity and an angular body, our definition of modern. Sourced from four Yamhill-Carlton AVA vineyards, this sister label to Elk Cove is a ray of sunshine. It shows just-juiced lemon, under-ripe pineapple and wet stone, which adds textural dimension and keep its dynamic."

Find more reviews and learn more about Tasting Panel Magazine at http://www.tastingpanelmag.com/

Anna Campbell
 
June 18, 2021 | Anna Campbell

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.

Originally part of the Kings Ridge/Jacobs-Hart property planted by Rex Hill in the late-80s, it's now owned by Cooper Mountain who recently purchased the 30-acre property from John Olenik. Under new ownership, they are transitioning to biodynamic farming which emphasizes the health of the vines, soil, and vineyard ecosystem.

Our winemakers Adam Campbell and Heather Perkin have been working with fruit from this incredible Pinot Noir site for well over a decade. They share an appreciation for the terroir which showcases diverse aspects and soils within a small area. Thin marine sediments like those found in the nearby Ribbon Ridge AVA dominate the westside of the site, while rocky volcanic soils are located on the warmer eastside.

Both of our Corinne blocks were planted in 2009 and are located on the rocky volcanic east side of the property – Block 2 (Pommard) & Block 8 (777). This vineyard is so distinctively rocky that it has been aptly nicknamed “Anklebreaker” by another winemaker. Under the vines are layers of irregular basalt rocks, remnants of an ancient landslide, that absorb heat during the day, extending the ripening into the evenings, and providing lovely structure and deep flavors to the wines.

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

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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

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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

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

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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 winemag.com

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