If I could oversimplify for a minute, there’s two types of Pinot Noir drinkers. First there’s the old world Burgundy lovers who love the smell of barnyard and mushrooms on their faintly colored, seductively subtle yet very complex on the palate Pinot. Secondly there are new world lovers that crave the fruit-forward and flowery nose, richer flavors, especially cherry, followed by a longer hedonistic finish. This Primarius Oregon Pinot is a great example of catering to a new world drinker, while maintaining the integrity of using 100% Pinot grapes and producing a beautiful quality product.
The nose: raspberries and rosehips
The taste: fresh raspberry fruit that evolves to cranberry and herbal notes
The finish: vanilla and cherry pie flavors. Notes of plum and cranberry linger on the finish.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards: Waldo Hills Vineyard, Battle Creek Vineyard, Kraemer Vineyard, Red Hills Vineyard
Aging: 6 months in 100% French Oak, 10% New Oak