2017 Bjornson Vineyard Art Pinot noir
Empty bottle weight: 21.4 ounces // 608 grams
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!
Cranberries // raspberries // forest floor // mushrooms // espresso
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
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2018 Bjornson Vineyard Estate Pinot noir
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