2011 Bjornstad Cellars, Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast.
Greg Bjornstad, former Flowers winemaker, makes some fantastic Chard and Pinot under his Bjornstad label these days and consults for a few select clients and working with great vineyard sites, including one of my favorite Pinot Noir vineyards “Van Der Kamp” on Sonoma Mountain, I highly recommend getting some. New for me, this lovely Rose of Pinot Noir which has great detail and depth for a pink wine and still packed with fresh spice and acidity. Made like a white wine, stirred on the lees this beautiful Rose is full of flavor with watermelon, sour cherry, wild strawberries and red citrus layers. These is a hint of pepper, lavender, rose petals and liquid mineral essence. This is a winery only wine at the moment, but I should think the quality of this wine will extend it’s reach far and wide. This is one of nicest domestic Pinot Rose wines I’ve tried ever had.
($20-24 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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