Battle Creek Cellars 2013 Unconditional Pinot Noir, Oregon, $16

By on September 19, 2015

battle-creek-cellars-unconditional-pinot-noir-2013-bottleTorrential rains in September pushed the harvest for this fruit into the first week in October, yet the Precept Wine brand — established in 1998 — continues to deliver an Oregon Pinot Noir experience at an approachable price. Named for the Seattle company’s 110-acre vineyard in Marion County, the nose of alder smoke, saddle leather and dark red fruit follows up with flavors of red currant and Montmorency cherry. The low-tannin and juicy structure created at their Dundee winery finishes with a hint of saddle leather and oak toast.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 3,500 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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