Pike Road Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
"There’s a lot of attractive ripe red cherries on offer here with an upbeat feel. The tannins arrive all sleek and succulent and carry plenty of fresh, approachable red cherries. Direct enjoyment. Good value. Drink now."
Pike Road blends purchased grapes from top vineyards such as Shea, Zenith and Temperance Hill, produced under the watchful eye of Elk Cove's Adam Campbell. A terrific value, this supple young wine incorporates blackberry, black cherry, black tea and dark chocolate elements, nicely wrapped up with smooth, ripe tannins.
Made with about 5% new oak, the medium ruby colored 2017 Pinot Noir offers fresh cranberries, cola, woodsmoke and stone aromas with blackberries and a spicy undercurrent. The palate is light-bodied with earth-laced fruits, a grainy frame and juicy freshness, finishing spicy. 10,000 cases produced.
Bright and perky, with easygoing cherry and cranberry flavors. Drink now. 10,077 cases made.