Battle Creek Cellars 2015 Unconditional Pinot Noir, Oregon, $19

By on April 30, 2018

battle creek cellars unconditional pinot noir nv bottle - Battle Creek Cellars 2015 Unconditional Pinot Noir, Oregon, $19This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Battle Creek Cellars brand, this 2015 vintage reflects the talents of winemaker Sarah Cabot when dealing with a hot growing season. She pulled from several estate vineyards — Battle Creek, Howell Prairie, Roe, Waldo Hills and Yamhela — and her light touch with oak show. Fruity aromas of cherry pie filling, Marionberry cobbler and dried strawberry are mirrored on the palate. Approachable tannins and racy acidity make for a rather penetrating structure that’s capped by crushed boysenberries. Production of Battle Creek’s flagship Pinot Noir at Precept’s vinification facility at the base of the Dundee Hills is on the rise, having doubled from the 2013 vintage. And while distribution is focused on Oregon and Washington, the Battle Creek brand also is available in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois and Georgia.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 7,000 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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