Primarius Winery 2018 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $19

By on August 1, 2021

Best Buy! Those who appreciate an “Old World” approach to Pinot Noir will enjoy a variety of aspects to this bargain by most standards, particularly when priced alongside its Willamette Valley peers. Red Hill Vineyard, established on a large scale in 1991 by the late Wayne Hitchings, is among the handful of vineyards that factored into this bottling orchestrated by Dundee winemaker Sarah Cabot. There’s a senese of earthiness from start to finish, along with dusty red fruit and fresh porcini mushroom. Its juiciness, supremely managed tannins, lower alcohol and reduced influence of oak combine for a great mouthfeel and an ideal dinner companion for any night of the week. Look for this at supermarkets and large retailers.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 6,272 cases

Alcohol 13.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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