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2007 Bjornstad Pinot Noir "Hellenthal Vineyard"

Bjornstad 2007 Hellenthal Pinot Noir

Winery: Bjornstad

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hellenthal Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 152

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 28, 2010

Wine Review: This red colored wine is a ready to go, drink me now, Pinot. It opens with a mild red cherry bouquet with a hint of dried cranberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced, and smooth as silk. The flavor profile is a delicious mild black cherry and red currant blend with a touch of five spice in the background. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are very easy going. Our mini-group of tasters suggested pairing the elegant gem with grilled salmon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine shows classic acid and tannin structure typical of Pinot Noir hailing from the extreme Sonoma Coast. From the first pour, the glass is filled with aromas of cherries, sandalwood and spice. East Indian spices are hallmarks of these coastal Pinot Noir and they further lift and add dimension to the complexity of the wine. The fruit and spice flavors follow the aromas onto the palate with layers of licorice and bright fruit, culminating in a long, pure finish. This Pinot Noir will stand up to the most robust food and wine pairing and continue to evolve and improve with aging.

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