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 Winery Block selection is their most unique, in that the viticultural and enological practices employed in the making of this wine is different from all their other selections. Spacing in the vineyard is very tight (3’x3’x3′) and thus everything has to be done by hand. This wine gets the most whole cluster inclusion of all the Bergstrom wines and receives piseage during the ferment. (foot stomping) The result is a rustic, highly structured, tannic, and truly old-world style Pinot with aging capability more similar to a Cabernet than most Pinots.
This wine got a Earth-shattering 95 point score from Wine Enthusiast, making it one of the highest rated Oregon wines of all time! Now that it has reached maturity, you can enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed: with the tannins tamed a bit and the complex array of tertiary aromas and flavors fully developed. This bottle will offer an unforgettable wine drinking experience.