2018 Bernau Block Pinot Noir
2018 Bernau Block Pinot Noir
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SKU: PNBB18
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$780.00
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Sourced exclusively from 15 acres of Pinot Noir from the first plantings at the Estate Vineyard, Founder Jim Bernau planted these vines using a Christmas tree planter pulled behind his 33 horsepower tractor. He grafted the French clones 667 and 777 on a portion of the vines when they became available.

To celebrate the release of this single vineyard designate Pinot Noir, Jim Bernau will personally sign one of the bottles included in your case, if purchased by September 17th. If you would like your signed bottle to be addressed to someone in particular, or contain a customized message from Jim, please add a note to your order during check out under the field "Add a gift message or special instructions." Please allow up to two additional business days for customized messages.

Case special: Save 20% on a case of this new release, plus complimentary ground shipping
$624 case price (save $156)
$585 case price for Wine Club Members & Owners (25% savings)

On the Nose: The 2018 vintage resulted in perfectly ripe fruit with intense color and opulent flavors. Deep garnet colored in the glass, the wine opens with a complex nose of bramble fruit, plum, dried herbs and minerality notes.

On the Palate: Showcasing concentration and elegance, the palate is packed with flavors of red and black fruit framed by cedar and earth. The well-structured, polished tannins and balancing acidity suggest this wine will further reward those with patience.

Food Pairings: The Bernau Block is not just for casual sipping, as this wine can stand up to rich gastronomic dishes. Enjoy with grilled Oregon lamb chops, cedar plank salmon, filet mignon, mushroom risotto, dishes featuring native Oregon truffles and charcuterie.

Peak Drinkability: 2020 - 2030

91 points - Wine Enthusiast
92 points & Gold Medal - Savor Northwest

90 points - James Suckling

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Alcohol %
14.1