Our Bangsund Reserve Pinot is truly something special. From the warm weather Bangsund Vineyard in The Dalles, a climate emulating the French Left Bank style of Pinot Noirs, the Reserve is delicately layered with aromas of raspberry fruit leather and baking spices and a complex palate of juicy pie cherries, wild strawberries and warm earthiness. This is emphatically a warm weather Pinot Noir with an extraordinary deep color and moderate to strong weight in the mouth. The inherent acidity of the site presents us with an extremely well-balanced food wine. We love the Reserve Bangsund paired with John’s Maple and Mustard Seared Tuna recipe! A custom recipe card is included with every purchase of the wine. The 2013 Bangsund Pinot Noir Reserve is a scarce wine with only 77 cases produced![show_more more=”Read More” less=”Show Less”]The Bangsund Reserve Pinot Noir derives its excellence from several factors. First, the vines are over 40 years old and grown by the vineyard owner John Bangsund. To say that he knows his vineyard well is a gross understatement. We often pick the regular Bangsund Pinot Noir grapes just a little before full ripe in order to guard against the huge heat waves that can hit this site during harvest. In the instance of the Reserve however, there is one portion of the Pinot Noir Vineyard that is shaded for about 2 ½ hours a day relative to the rest of the vineyard thanks to some well-placed trees. We take advantage of the lower heat in the shade by picking that little section of Pinot Noir well after the rest because we don’t have to worry about ripening running away from us. This offers fair testimony to the quality of Bangsund Vineyard in The Dalles, Oregon and the unique flavors of the wines of the Columbia Gorge region.[/show_more]
2013 Bangsund Pinot Noir Reserve
Balanced and soft, this Pinot Noir exudes notes of pie cherries, wild strawberries and tea leaves with earthy notes of white pepper and dried herbs. A long finish of raspberry fruit leather and toasted clove.