Windy Bay Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $16

By on March 16, 2016

windy-bay-pinot-noir-2013-bottleBest Buy! South Seattle Community College product Sarah Cabot has been making wine in the Willamette Valley since 2008, and she shepherded this consumer-friendly Pinot Noir for Precept Wine after taking over its Oregon operations a couple of years ago. The nose is reminiscent of rhubarb pie, dried strawberry, blood orange and lime peel with hints of light oak. There’s no sign of oak on the tasty palate, which screams of strawberry rhubarb compote, raspberry and Rainier cherry. Technically, this is outside the Best Buy! range of $15 and less, but an exception can be made for Oregon Pinot Noir at this price.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,500 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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