2019 Bednarik Vineyard - Pinot noir
Decanter Review - 95 Points
Tasted by: Clive Pursehouse, US Editor (at Seattle, 19 Nov 2022)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2033
A beautifully elegant Pinot Noir from the own-rooted Bednarik Vineyard, planted in 1988 in the newly designated Tualatin Hills AVA. Aromatics exude suggestions of dusty raspberry, spearmint and forest floor. The palate is energetic, with lively notes of red fruit. Flavours of fresh herbs, mint and bright cranberry encase faint hints of pine bough, black tea and sweet, bright cherry. The finish lingers long.
ava Tualatin Hills AVA elevation / aspect: 375-400 ft, south-facing gentle slope
soils Marine Sediments (Melbourne series)
planted 1988, Self-Rooted Pommard
farming Dry-Farmed, Organic management
harvest September 30, 2019
whole cluster 30%
elevage 13 months in 228L, Average Barrel Age 4-5 years (9% new)
bottled December 4, 2020, Unfined & Unfiltered,13.1% Alc.
cases produced 250
Bednarik vineyard is situ