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 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 winery itself (hence the name) and has a unique 3×3 ft. “Burgundy” spacing – which makes the rows so narrow there is no option to do anything with a machine – absolutely everything is done by hand. In keeping with that old-world style, the wine is also made 100% whole-cluster: the only wine that Bergstrom does in this way. The result is a highly structured, age-worthy wine with plenty of herbaceous and earthy characteristics. It will continue to develop in the bottle and I would say peak drinking window is now through 2027.