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 Croft Vineyard selection is actually a member-exclusive for the Bergstrom wine club, so I’m not really able to offer this to you as a retailer. I have extremely limited quantities on a “one-collector-to-another” basis. The vineyard itself is situated adjacent to the famous Freedom Hill Vineyard, so the terroir is excellent and proven. It has become one of the most exciting selections from Bergstrom for me – offering lots of that characteristic Oregon “Pinot Funk.” Because it’s a member-exclusive, it does not get submitted for critical ratings but to me this is a wine that bats with others in the 93-95 point range. It will continue to develop in the bottle and I would say peak drinking window is now through 2027.