Primarius Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $15

By on June 15, 2016

primarius-pinot-noir-bottle-nvBest Buy! Northwest Wine Academy grad Sarah Cabot enters her second decade of crafting Pinot Noir in Oregon, and this youthful and affordable release marks her first vintage for Precept at its Dundee winery. Sweet and toasty oak tones make for aromas of grilled strawberry, dark cherry, blueberry and bittersweet chocolate. Inside, it’s a mouthwatering drink of black currant, boysenberry and strawberry, backed by a finish  of watermelon and additional toast. Precept increased the production of this by more than 20 percent from the 2013 vintage, which makes it easier to find.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 32,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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