Wine of the Week: Battle Creek Cellars Pinot Noir Unconditional 2018
The entry is lively and bright, showcasing the natural acidity of the Battle Creek Vineyard, complemented by concentrated fruit. The mid-palate offers flavors of Bing cherry, and ripe raspberry, finishing with soft, well integrated tannins with a hint of pomegranate.
Aromatics of red plum and autumn leaves are accented by subtle notes of lavendar and boysenberry.
Pairings: Duck, spring lamb, delicate cheeses like Brie and Camembert, mushroom dishes, salmon and tuna.
100% Pinot Noir
Oak: 10% New, 95% French, 5% American
Aged: 8 months
pH: 3.62 | TA: 5.91 | Alc: 13.1%
About the winemaker: Sarah Cabot
Sarah Cabot is the total package. She brings an ideal combination of ultra-premium winemaking and Pinot Noir winemaking experience, good business sense, viticultural passion, and all-around poise and ease of articulation about what makes Oregon so special.
Already a familiar face and name in Oregon, Sarah has been making wine in the Willamette Valley for eight consecutive years. She has been the principal winemaker for Omero Cellars since its start in 2008. Prior and concurrent to that she served as assistant winemaker for Willakenzie Estate.
She started as an assistant winemaker with Belle Pente Vineyard in Calrton, Ore, after obtaining her winemaking and viticulture degree from the Northwest Wine Academy. Sarah also worked abroad as cellar assistant with Akarua Vineyard and Winery in Central Otago, NZ for a season in 2010.