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 Bergstrom Vineyard is the original estate vineyard planted in 1999 right out the front door of the Bergstrom personal residence in the heart of the Dundee Hills. Volcanic Jory soil lends bright red-fruited characteristics, intense minerality, and many layers of complex earth aromas to the wine. It also tends to give it bright acidity and a silky smooth texture on the palate. This is a wine of pure finesse and advanced ageability.
From Wine Enthusiast:
The winery’s top cuvée is sourced from the original 1999 plantings. Intensely aromatic with complex suggestions of toast, spice and sandalwood, this is a wine to explore at length. The red and blue berry fruit flavors are framed with citrusy acidity, and the extended finish somehow conjures up salted caramel. It’s a bit lighter and lower in alcohol than the 2015, but in terms of complexity and stylish detail, it’s its equal.