The 2017 Estate Pinot Noir, our first vintage, is a shining example of the care and work we put into our vineyard. We cultivated gorgeous fruit in 2017 that ripened until mid-October. After a natural fermentation, we aged our Estate Pinot Noir in new and neutral French oak for 15 months. Notes of strawberries and cream are immediately present in the glass. A good swirl unlocks aromas of rhubarb, black cherry, and clove. On the palate, subtle tannin and body give way to a long finish of vanilla, thyme, and caramel.
Bayernmoor Estate vineyard has just under 6 acres of Pinot Noir that sit on a south-facing slope of our property. We have planted mulitple clones of Pinot Noir and employ a mix of organic and other mindful farming practices to ensure a sustainable vineyard. At harvest time, we hand pick the fruit and crush it at our estate winery only 100 yards away.
Barrel aged for 15 months in 100% French Oak - 20% New, 80% Neutral
Food Pairing Notes
Our 2017 Estate Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with duck confit, lentils, and beef bourguignon. Serve with fresh salmon for a classic pairing. For a cheese dish, try a simple baked brie with dried cherries.
Bellingham NW Wine Competition: Double Gold
Seattle Wine Awards: Double Gold
Cascadia Int'l Wine Competition: Gold
Cool Climate Wine Awards: Gold
SF Chronicle Wine Competition: Gold
Compass Wines: Top 10 Wines Of 2019
Featured In The Herbfarm's "100-Mile Dinner"
Sunset Int'l Wine Competition: Silver