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Primarius Pinot Noir 2014 Wine Review

Primarius Pinot Noir 2014

Primarius Pinot Noir 2014

Oregon, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.7%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Primarius

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Reviews and Ratings

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Oregon represents one of the few places in the new world that reliably reflects the 'old world' charm of burgundian varietals (Chard and Pinot).
This Pinot from Dundee. Does hit the spot for fruit, but it is complete and well rounded. It has a moderate alcohol ( the previous vintage, in 2013, clocked in at only 12.5%), showing off its cool terroir.
Pale ruby red in the glass. Pinot is not meant to be dark.. A light colour means a gentle extraction, with out extracting bitter phenolics or crushing the seeds. It does not reflect on the quality negatively. It's a positive attribute.
The aromas have tons of cherry, wild bramble, leather and cocoa.
The flavours are pure and delicious. Cherry, clove, blackberry, blueberry, chocolate, and chickory.
While places like Sta. Rita Hills, Russian River Valley, and Patagonia produce undeniably delicious and fun wines. However, they lack the charm of cool-climate viticulture, like this. Temperatures can get as hot as hot climate growing areas, but in cool climates you can have more dramatic shifts in temperature. This gives Pinot (and Chardonnay) acidity and delicate aromatics.
This is a great intro to Oregon Pinot.
Pair it with smoked duck, olives, and pomegranate.
Primarius is Latin for the word "distinguished" or "first". The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine are grown in the estate's best vineyards. This is the first vintage for Precept from the Dundee winery. - Community Wine Reviews

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