Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot 2015

We picked up this wine at BWS having in our minds a non-pink sparkling. I had quickly read Sparkling Pinot and wrongly assumed it was free run juice as a blanc de noirs style. That combined with being rushed to make a purchase – and two for $50 promo – cemented the sale. So it was a surprise when we poured to serve this vintage sparkling that it emerged from the glass a salmon pink hue.

Salmon pink hue. Welcoming.


Aroma / 7

Quite restrained red berries on the nose, slight development of leesy, biscuit characters. Pleasant.


Taste / 10

Tight and recoiled acids on the palate, with moderate complexity of currants and strawberries. Considerable length for palate weight.


Overall / 20

While not a showstopper, it’s put together well and doesn’t disappoint. It’s the fineness of the acidity that makes this wine sing when matched with gravlax.