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.
From the Winery:
Gregory Ranch is our 21 acre estate farmed vineyard in the Western coast range hills of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in the Northwest corner of the Willamette Valley. Gregory Ranch was planted in 2007 and the three Chardonnay blocks are situated in a West facing amphitheater at 460 feet of elevation.
The 2016 Bergström Wines Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir is beautifully colored with a bright dark cherry red. This wine opens with a noble reduction note of flint and then rare woods, incense, sweet baking spices, dark chocolate, oak spices and sweet dark red fruits and tart plum. This wine is softer in structure than the 2015 vintage with a sweet core of fruit and some barrel toast but has a juicy core of balancing acidity that makes this wine quite succulent right now and promises great things for the future.
92 pts – Wine & Spirits
Brilliant red. Vibrant, mineral-accented red fruit, floral pastille, blood orange and incense aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a hint of smokiness with air. Shows superb delineation and lift on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and cherry preserve, allspice and cinnamon flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. Delivers a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes very long and silky, with subtle tannins sneaking in late. -Vinous