2017 Bjornson Vineyard Estate Pinot noir

2017 Bjornson Vineyard Estate Pinot noir

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

13.7% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 16.5 ounces // 468 grams

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LIVE-certified vineyard

400 cases produced

Pinot noir for this estate blend was grown in all four, mostly south-facing blocks of the Bjornson Vineyard, at an elevation range of 450-550 feet. The Pommard clone made up 43%, with 25% clone 667, 19% clone 777, and 13% Wadenswil. Each Pinot noir clone and block ripened at different rates so fruit was brought into the winery over the course of a month, starting September 30 and wrapped up with the final pick on October 26. Upon harvest, each batch was cold-soaked on the skins for four days, which imparted some beautiful color into the finished wine. After 11 months of barrel aging, of which just 18% was new, the Pinot was bottled. This wine is a true expression of the terroir found on the Bjornson property. (Click here to read more about terroir in our Wine 101 series.)

Bouquet:

Earthy // cranberries // mushrooms // raspberries

Palate:

Raspberries // cranberries // tart // bright acidity // well-balanced // earthy // cedar // rosehips

Food pairing suggestions:

Prosciutto-wrapped scallops // roasted butternut squash and cauliflower soup // slow roast duck

Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:

SRP $35

www.bjornsonwine.com

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