Best Buy! There’s been remarkable consistency to this bargain-priced Pinot Noir line produced in Dundee, Ore., by Seattle-based Precept Wine, and this ranks as the best release in the past three vintages. It’s remarkably fruit-forward as it opens with aromas of crushed strawberry, dusty red currant, Tahoma cherry tomato and rose petal. On the palate, it takes a bright and elegant approach with cassis, white strawberry and raspberry, combining smooth tannins and pleasing acidity for delicious balance. Hal Landvoigt increased production by more than 25 percent from 2012 as Precept expands its vineyard holdings in the Willamette Valley.
Production: 26,900 cases
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