2019 Sidekick Cuvee Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley AVA
A bold flavored Pinot Noir with juicy blueberry and black cherry as main fruit elements. A blockbuster style with lots of texture and rich fruit flavors and a touch of cedary oak.
2019 Vineyard Selections: Patton Valley Vineyard, Monks Gate Vineyard, and Matteri Vineyard
How we make our Pinot Noir
Pike Road Pinot Noir is hand-picked and hand-sorted then fermented in small open-top stainless steel tanks. The wine is barrel-aged in 100% French oak barrels for 9 months. Pike Road sources the best grapes and then takes a gentle approach to preserve the inherent qualities of the fruit.
Pike Road Pinot Noir is made from 100% Willamette Valley fruit. Primarily sourced from family-owned vineyard sites, Pike Road also includes smaller lots of Pinot Noir fruit grown by trusted partners here in the Willamette Valley. By integrating fruit from multiple locations, Pike Road gains in complexity.
The 2019 Vintage
After a warm May and a healthy, early fruit-set, the summer ended cool with no threat of the sunburn or hazy, smoky skies seen in previous years. We expected to pick in early September, but weeks of unseasonably cool weather took us by surprise. Rather than rushing to pick too early, we waited patiently for concentrations and sugar levels to rise. Expect wines with a big ripe core of concentrated fruit and a bright, fresh profile.