Primarius 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $15

By on May 2, 2013

Oregon wineBest Buy! Finding a high-quality, inexpensive Oregon Pinot Noir can turn into a bit of a quest, but we can always count on Seattle’s Precept Wine to come through. The wine is made by Haydn Mouat, who has worked in California, British Columbia and his native New Zealand before coming to Oregon. He blended grapes from five vineyards for this delicious and affordable Pinot Noir. It opens with aromas of ripe raspberry, strawberry-rhubarb jam and violet. On the palate, it offers flavors of cherry, peach, raspberry and ginger. It shows a lot of finesse on the palate and provides nary a hint of oak.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 23,855 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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