Björnson Vineyard 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $35

By on June 7, 2018

University of Minnesota products Mark and Pattie Björnson developed their appreciation for Pinot Noir soon after getting married, and they are well into the second decade of their second career — Björnson Vineyard, a 28-acre planting in the Eola-Amity Hills along Bethel Heights Road. Her winemaking mentors include Ben Casteel of Bethel Heights, and this pick of Pommard, Dijon 115, 777 and Wädenswil during the third week in September leads to a bold, fruit-forward presentation of dusty black cherry and blackberry joined by pomegranate and blueberry. Suggested pairings include pork tenderloin.

Rating: Excellent

Alcohol: 13.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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