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Bergstrom Pinot noir De Lancellotti 2011
Wine Spectator 91 Points Light, sleek and nicely defined, adding orange peel accents to its blueberry and green olive flavors, persisting gently against moderate tannins. Drink now through 2017. - H.S.
2010 Wine Advocate - 93 points - From a site practically adjacent to the Bergstrom winery – and about which, including its Bergstrom connections, you can read in my separate coverage in this report of the eponymous estate – the Bergstroms’ 2010 Pinot Noir de Lancellotti Vineyard displays ripe, juicy blackberry mingled with resin, cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, and clove, and underlain by beet root and a subtly present sense of forest floor. A vivid, tart berry edge and salted meat suggestions serve for invigoration and saliva inducement in a long finish. The alliance of sweet richness with levity and bright ping of acidity reflects the unusual proclivity of this site, where Bergstrom says “you can let the fruit hang as long as you want, and still come up with Burgundian pH numbers.” The flip side of that, he notes, is that the tannins can be aggressive if vines and young wine are not carefully monitored under that aspect; but in the present instance I find them fine-grained and well-integrated. Incidentally, apropos the youthfulness of so many of the vines in this site (roughly half were planted only in 2006), Bergstrom maintains that quality doesn’t have to suffer in the vine’s “adolescence” if the crop is managed tightly, and I suppose this wine makes that point pretty decisively! - David Schildknecht
2009 Vintage Tasting Notes
Is is possible for a wine to be pretty and powerful at the same time? Bergstrom's de Lancellotti Pinot 09 answers emphatically "yes." Like the 08, you can get lost just sniffing the de Lancellotti, it's wheelbarrow-full of raspberries mixing with white flowers and cinnamon into a super attractive (pretty!) perfume. There's a wash of sweet, creamy red fruit that builds heft and is met with outstanding acidity, keeping things pure and fresh. The lushness gives way to a hint of tannin that keeps singing cherry cream on the finish. Nearly irresistible now, but will shine with a couple years or more of age. - Marcus
The 2009 Pinot Noir De Lancellotti displays the finest aromatics among the Bergstrom wines. Exotic spices, underbrush, sandalwood, rose petal, and a mix of red and black fruits are followed by a forward, elegant, spicy wine with plenty of depth and excellent length. It offers a drinking window extending through 2019. - Jay Miller
Dark ruby red in color & offers up a potpourri nose of sweet baking spices, red currant, cherry & savory herbs. The intense mouth feel dominated by red raspberry, cherry & plum flavors. Framed by the vineyard's trademark mouthwatering acidity & silky ripe tannins. This wine is very pretty in nature but dense & brooding. Drink 2012-2022. - the winery
Previous Vintage Tasting Notes - 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005,
2008 Vintage Tasting Notes
Bergstrom Pinot noir De Lancellotti 08 -
Wine Spectator HOT WINE - 94 points! Wine Spectator Insider 8-4-2010
Firm in texture and light on its feet, this has red cherry, raspberry and tangy lime flavors that pick up a distinct mineral note as the finish expands and rolls on and on. This has all the pieces to develop into something special. Best from 2012 through 2018.
Tanzer 94 points!
Deep, vivid red. Lovely lift and purity to the aromas of wild strawberry, bitter raspberry and rose. Supple, sweet and delicious, with a juicy ripeness to the sappy red fruit, mineral and floral pastille flavors. Very suavely integrated acidity gives this wine a weightless feeling but it also packs a serious punch. Finishes with sweet tannins and outstanding mineral lift. - Josh Raynolds
Avalon Wine tasting note:
This wine is Ruby in color and has electric aromas of vibrant raspberries, red-currants, ripe red cherries and a treasure chest of baking and exotic spices. This wine is rich and layered in the mouth with the solid core of red fruits, found in the aromas, echoed in the mouth-feel and framed by sweet clove, cinnamon, licorice, dark chocolate and earthy-notes. The wine finishes with great minerality and sweet tannin. - Josh Bergstrom
The sleeper of the past two vintages, the de Lancellotti Vineyard has gained in energy, intensity and strength without gaining the high-alcohol or over the top quality. In my mind, the de Lancellotti Vineyard can be summed up as the essence of: elegance, ripe dark red fruits, the balance between floral and herbal, a showcase of sweet spice and silky tannin. I am very excited about where this 22-acre Biodynamic vineyard site is heading.
The 2008 offering from the de Lancellotti Vineyard once again only represents 40% of the entire property (as it is a barrel selection from a vineyard selection, like all
Bergstrom Pinot noir De Lancellotti 08 - This wine is Ruby in color and has electric aromas of vibrant raspberries, red-currants, ripe red cherries and a treasure chest of baking and exotic spices. This wine is rich and layered in the mouth with the solid core of red fruits, found in the aromas, echoed in the mouth-feel and framed by sweet clove, cinnamon, licorice, dark chocolate and earthy-notes. The wine finishes with great minerality and sweet tannin. - Josh Bergstrom
2007 Vintage Tasting Notes
Bergstrom Pinot noir De Lancellotti 07 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 Points:
“The 2007 Pinot Noir De Lancellotti Vineyard is sourced from a 22-acre biodynamically certified vineyard next door to the Bergstrom winery. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up an alluring perfume of sandalwood, cinnamon, clove, violets, black cherry, and plum. This leads to a dense, ripe, structured, yet succulent Pinot Noir which stretches the limits of size in this vintage. It will benefit from another 2-3 years of bottle age and offer a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2020.”
The almost electric violet-ruby colored wine has excellent aromas of marionberry and wild blackberries with some baking spices like cinnamon, vanilla, clove, nutmeg and incense. The attack is pure and driven, with bright fruit flavors and great lithe texture which is focused and mineral-based. The finish has a long juicy acid structure with fine grained tannins. This wine will be amazing after 2-3 years of ageing and will drink well into 2020+ if cellared carefully. This wine is certified Biodynamic. - Josh Bergstrom
2006 Vintage Tasting Notes
Always a myriad of fruits and spices come to mind when putting this wine to nose and it is often hard to pin down exactly what we are sometimes smelling, the bouquet is so intense. Anise, pepper, incense, and pepper-minty black fruits like dark cherry, cassis and marionberry come to mind again and again. The mouth-feel in a young de Lancellotti wine is poignant and juicy focusing on the great natural acidity this vineyard is blessed with and showcasing the rich dark fruits these sandy soils are known for.
As the wine ages, the opulence will begin to shine through offering a hedonistic glimpse at why Willakenzie soils and Pinot Noir can often times be likened to the Cote de Nuits in Burgundy, yet bigger!