Battle Creek Cellars 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $33

By on August 1, 2018

battle creek cellars reserve pinot noir nv bottle - Battle Creek Cellars 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $33Sarah Cabot’s epiphany to become a winemaker stems from California Pinot Noir served in the Boston restaurants she worked while pursuing a career in music. Now, she’s one of the largest producers of Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Here, she blends her three primary vineyard sources, which are Battle Creek, Roe and Yamhela, and the barrel program is eight months. That’s enough to build a nose of toasted coconut and cocoa powder with blueberry, Queen Anne cherry and pipe tobacco. It’s a smooth drink of chocolate-covered pomegranate, strawberry-rhubarb jam and ripe raspberry finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,190 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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