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2008 Bjornstad Pinot Noir "Hellenthal Vineyard"

Bjornstad 2008 Hellenthal Pinot Noir

Winery: Bjornstad

Vintage: 2008

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: 175

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 10, 2011

Wine Review: This very dark purple colored Pinot Noir opens with a plum bouquet with a hint of black raspberry liquor. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a black raspberry and plum blend with nicely integrated gentle oak and a hint of black cherry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are slightly prolonged and show a touch of heat. This wine would pair well with veal marsala. 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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