2017 Bjornson Vineyard Art Pinot noir

2017 Bjornson Vineyard Art Pinot noir

Bjornson Vineyard,
Eola-Amity Hills,
Willamette Valley,
Oregon

13.6% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 21.4 ounces // 608 grams

Cork closure 

120 cases produced

The Bjornson’s have a wonderful tradition of honoring their ancestors by naming wines after them. This Pinot noir is named “Art” after Mark Bjornson’s grandfather, who was able to support his family through droughts and the depression, eventually sending his two children to college. This Pinot represents Art’s tenacity and hard work in liquid form.

Made with all estate Pinot noir grapes, mostly grown in the Kaitlyn and Hunter blocks of the Bjornson Vineyard, all mere feet from the winery. Seventy percent of the grapes were de-stemmed before a prolonged, four-day soak with the goal of adding more color and tannins to the juice. After the primary fermentation was complete, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation while aging in French oak barrels (20% new) for almost a full year. Art’s wine is drinking beautifully right now so do yourself a favor and buy some ASAP!

Color:

Garnet red

Bouquet:

Cranberries // raspberries // forest floor // mushrooms // espresso

Palate:

Red plums // tart cranberries // raspberries // violets // dash of white pepper// pomegranates // surprisingly delicate

Food pairing suggestions:

Crispy maitake and shiitake mushrooms with creamy white beans and kale // pork, pear and walnut salad // rainbow salmon skewers

Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:

SRP $55

www.bjornsonwine.com

Don’t miss our tasting notes on other Bjornson wines:

2019 Bjornson Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay

2020 Bjornson Vineyard rosé bubbles

2018 Bjornson Vineyard Estate Pinot noir

2020 Bjornson Vineyard Argenta rosé

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