The Primarius Pinot Noir, a pleasure to drink.
100% Pinot Noir from Oregon. The wine is aged in stainless steel with inserts of 80% French and 20% American oak staves (15% new) for 5 months.
This wine has an SRP of $19. 32,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Silky with layers of fruit that unfold on the palate, this Oregon Pinot Noir lives up to its name: Primarius, Latin for distinguished. Sourced from high quality Oregon vineyards, Primarius speaks of the state's idyllic climate for producing Pinot Noir.
We're big fans of Oregon Pinot Noir here at Reverse Wine Snob, but finding it in our price range can be a bit challenging. Today; however, we've got a great example for you thanks to our friends at Cork Exclusive.
The 2014 Primarius Pinot Noir begins with pleasant aromas of red cherry, strawberry, a little red licorice and baking spice. The wine tastes smooth and oh so easy to drink. Similar flavors to the nose present in the mouth along with some nice dried herb flavors and even a bit of juicy watermelon. Cola notes come out mid-palate and lead into the long, dry, soft and easy sweet-cherry tinged finish. This tasty Pinot Noir is absolutely a pleasure to drink and at only $15, comfortably under our limit.
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