You’ve read about our fondness for Elk Cove and our opinions about their smashing successes within the 2014 vintage. Adding another feather to their cap, and because they didn’t have enough cool stuff going on, they launched an exciting new label dedicated specifically to value Pinot noir and Pinot gris: Pike Road.
Named for the road that runs adjacent to their vineyards, Pike Road is made from estate grown grapes and a smaller amount of fruit they purchase. The Campbell family is committed to preserving small family farms in the Willamette Valley through their partnerships with growers, some of whom they’ve have worked with for decades. Speaking of decades, the Campbell family has grown grapes in the Willamette Valley for over four decades!
The debut Pinot noir hit critical success, scoring 90 points and Editor’s Choice from Wine Enthusiast: “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.”