2014 Pike Road Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

SKU #1264805 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Editors' 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 herb-tinged 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. (PG)  (8/2016)

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By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/11/2016 | Send Email
This is for sure on the best wines for Thanksgiving dinner and for everyone who loves Oregon Pinot Noir. Extremely silky smooth and juicy. This wine glides on your palate with an ease and lingers on the finish for a long time. Lush black cherry and raspberry fruit are complemented by notes of cocoa.

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2016 | Send Email
The Pike Road captures the essence of Willamette Valley but also provides an inviting and polished red-fruited awesomeness. This is easily one of the best buys in Pinot right now from anywhere!

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2016 | Send Email
A new value priced label from the good folks at Elk Cove Vineyards. A mix of estate and purchased fruit with the idea of providing honest Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an affordable price. 2014 was a perfect choice for an inaugural vintage, with near ideal growing conditions and a large crop of ripe fruit. A seamless integration of fruit and oak with plenty of bright red fruits, tart cherry, cranberry and raspberry. Lightly spicy with good balance and structure. Soft and round and forward in style. Just pop (or twist!) and pour.

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/23/2016 | Send Email
One of the best Pinot Noirs in stock under $20! Pike Road Pinot Noir is made by Elk Cove, and bears many similarities to their Willamette Valley bottling, though with a lighter, fresher style. Elegant red berry fruit bursts pleasantly on the palate, with clean, fresh acidity and fine-grained tannin lending structure to the whole. Eminently easy-drinking and versatile, this may well be your next go-to Pinot!

By: Kelsey McNellis | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/16/2016 | Send Email
Great everyday drinking Pinot that is a second label to the well known Elk Cove producer. Made with 100% Willamette Valley grapes this wine has more structure and acid than your average California Pinot. It has cranberry flavors on the pallet and the nose and an herbal finish. A excellent value wine for week night dinners or for your next BBQ!

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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Oregon

- Highly touted for its Pinot Noirs, Oregon is part of the up-and-coming winemaking industry in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Most of Oregon is directly affected by the climate coming off of the Pacific Ocean, giving it mild winters and wet summers. This makes it a difficult place to ripen grapes, but some say that the harder grapes have to struggle, the more complex they will turn out to be. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are two important and successful grapes grown in Oregon.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5