Bergstrom has been dutifully making some of the finest, most age-worthy Oregon Pinots for nearly 20 years. Few producers have established such a reputation for consistency of excellence. Fewer yet have racked up the impressive accolades that Bergstrom has: nearly every wine scores 90+ in all the major publications with many selections fetching eye-opening scores of 95+ points! It comes down to a passion for sustainable agriculture, a focus on the details, and employing state of the art techniques in the cellar which extract the maximum potential from the excellent fruit they work with.
The Silice Vineyard sits on a warm south-facing hillside in the Chehalem Mountains, and is a vineyard known for its dark red fruit potential, baking spice components and powerful Pinots. As this Pinot has aged, it has become much more supple and the rich fruits have co-mingled in the most elegant way. The spice component is ever present. I have heard this wine referred to quite accurately as “Red Velvet Cake in a Bottle.”