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Bjornstad Cellars

Bjornstad Cellars With the launch of his own label, Greg Bjornstad is delighted to present four limited production, hand crafted, vineyard designate wines from 2005. Here, you can read about the wines, the essential vineyards they're from and a bit about the journey.


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3358 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA, US, 95403 Email:
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  Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot noir
From the grapes’ arrival at the winery on September 26, 2005 to today’s tasting, the impression is the same; “chocolate covered cherries”. This deeply colored wine has a smooth, rich texture owing to the fully developed tannin structure. Flavors follow aromas with its fruit forward core and layers of licorice, mineral and East Indian spices culminating in a very long velvety finish.
  Porter-Bass Vineyard Chardonnay
Initially smoky, meaty and powerful in the glass, the wine evolves and unfolds an amazing, delicate complexity of aromas and flavors. Subtle scents of white flowers invoke sweet and spice from honeysuckle, jasmine, freesia and lime blossoms and resolve into flavors of pineapple, lime, pear and honeydew. The texture is lean and crisp and the finish is that of a lingering green apple.
  Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay
The Ritchie Vineyard consistently produces Chardonnays that are full, rich and renown for their exotic tropical fruit flavors. Bjornstad’s representation expresses these hallmarks that characterize the vineyard’s sense of place, or terroir. Complex aromas reveal creamy vanillas and crème brulee, ripe mango and citrus peel. These aromas follow through onto the palate with a seductive richness that gives way to a long, persistent finish.
  van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot noir
From the first pour, the lifted aromatics of this wine are varied and intriguing, inviting another visit. There are subtle, smoky, meaty aromas that are inherent to the van der Kamp Vineyard. Juxtaposed are the pretty red fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry and the mixed fragrances of a wild berry patch. Flavor follows fragrance seamlessly onto the palate, supporting these defined flavors with restrained oak and spice, ending with a crisp, focused finish.


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