Seven of Hearts 2013 Bjornson Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $35

By on April 19, 2016

seven-of-hearts-bjornson-vineyard-pinot-noir-2013-bottleThis certified sustainably farmed and Salmon-Safe vineyard planted in 2006 along Bethel Heights Road north of Salem, Ore., by Minnesotans provides McMinnville winemaker Byron Dooley with ingredients for a clonal blend of Pommard (67%) and 777. Dusty plum, ripe red currant and cherry candy aromas turn into more purple fruit flavors of cherry, plum and pomegranate. Food-friendly complexity of red bell pepper and cherry skin tannins pick up a pinch of baking spice for a juicy finish that bodes well for Duck Confit.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 73 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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