Great Northwest Wine- "Best Buy! Seattle-based Precept Wine named its top-tier Oregon Pinot Noir house for the Latin term signifying “distinguished” and that applies to many of the wines across the state from this spectacular vintage. Estate sites Battle Creek Vineyard and Waldo Hills near Salem, as well as Kraemer Vineyard near Silverton and Red Hills Vineyard, supplied the berries, and a 12-month French barrel program under the direction of Hal Landvoigt — Precept’s top winemaker — shows restraint with just 20% new oak. The nose offers hints of strawberry jam, raspberry fruit leather, moist earth and dark chocolate. There’s some sturdiness to the structure behind flavors of black cherry and black currant as juicy acidity and a rub of sage make this an ideal foil for game hens or roasted chicken."
“A value-priced bottle that gives hope for affordable Oregon Pinot Noir. Pretty, delicate…straightforward cranberry. Terrific table wine.”
"Light and peaty, with scents of smoke and wild strawberry, this wine rallies a bit with air, pulled along by its line of acidity. A well priced red for the a chicken panini."
The Primarius 2010 Pinot Noir was one of five GOLD medalists in its own Oregon back yard to win among its varietal peers in the under $20 category in the Oregon Wine Awards. Congratulations!
More than 500 Oregon wines were screened and tasted for Harvey Steiman's Feb. 2012 "Top Oregon Wines" feature in Wine Spectator. Primarius' 2009 Pinot Noir ($17) made the cut in its value category, just one of a dozen recommended among its price peers.
"Delicious, well-made wine with true varietal characteristics." - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010
Light-medium ruby color; delicate, earthy, stewed cherry aromas with some tea notes; ripe, stewed cherry flavors with tea and earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Delicate Pinot style with earthy notes
This Pinot Noir is a blend of all of our vineyard sources throughout Oregon and is representative of one of Oregon's great vintages. Aromatics suggest brambly cane berries and Bing cherries accented by some subtle notes of cinnamon and clove. The palate carries these aromas on and complements them with lively acidity and just a hint of oak sweetness. The mouthfeel is round and pleasant and yields some further depth suggesting Morello cherries and nutmeg. The finish lingers with soft, silky tannins and leaves an aftertaste of sweet red and black fruits and Christmas spice.
- Vintage: 2014
- Varietal Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
- Appellation: Oregon
- Aging: 15% New for 5 Months (80% French, 20% American)
- pH: 3.59
- TA: 0.56
- Alcohol: 13.4%