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 “Homage” is Bergstrom’s only barrel-select winemaker’s cuvée. It is a blend of the best-of-the-best barrels from each vintage and is then offered only to wine club members, as an “homage” to their support. Since it is a member-exclusive for the Bergstrom wine club, 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. This wine is absolutely the pinnacle of what Oregon is capable of. If you are a serious collector or Oregon wine enthusiast, this one is a must-have and is nearly impossible to get.
Because it’s a member-exclusive, it does not get submitted for ratings from the wine publications, but this is a wine that transcends others that have scored 96+ For me, it’s a 98. It will continue to develop in the bottle and I would say peak drinking window is now through 2030.