Ayoub, Barbara Thomas
Tiny Production -- Cult Collectible Pinot noir
from the Bergstrom Family
Tiny production wines of extraordinary quality - Pinot collectors treasure them. Ayoub, de Lancellotti, and barbara Thomas are all tiny vineyards, producing lavishly elegant and refined Pinot noirs. Of the new Oregon Pinot producers, three to collect before the world finds out. The 2006 Ayoub and 2005 and 2006 Barbara Thomas Pinots were produced by Bergstrom. The de Lancellotti 2006 is made by Josh Bergstrom and brother-in-law Paul de Lancellotti.
de Lancellotti Family Vineyard is owned byPaul and Kendall de Lancellotti. Kendall is Josh Bergstrom's sister, and the two wineries share facilities and grapes. Bergstrom makes a de Lancellotti Pinot noir under the Bergstrom label, while Paul de Lancellotti and Josh make the de Lancellotti VIneyard Pinot noir at Bergstrom's facility. The vineyard is next to Bergstrom's winery and tasting room.
We adore this wine. Lovely, pure Pinot noir aromas are of brambly black fruits and violets, with hints of vanilla bean. Silky yet juicy, the black berries and black cherries burst in your mouth, while the sweet fruit hangs beautifully on the mid-palate and reappears on the lengthy finish, mingling with subtle notes of earth, tarragon, and white pepper. Planted in 2001, this vineyard is already expressing its unique terroir.
The de Lancellotti 06 is most delicate wine we've tasted from this vineyard and we love it. A fascinating and subtle Pinot that shows a different side of the de Lancelotti Vineyard.
Wine Spectator gave the 2005 vintage 91 points, saying: "Ripe, fruity and dense, wityh a dried berry edge to the plum and currant flavors, finishing with a spicy note. Has density, but not excessive weight. best from 2008 through 2015. 150 cases made." H.S.
Pinot noir 06
Fresh blackberry, black raspberry, and black cherry scents rule in the nose, with sweet black stone and berry fruit flavors following through in the mouth. Smooth, silky tannins bolster heaps of fresh, fresh fruit and a just discernable, sophisticated acidity heightens and lengthens the long, layered finish. Hints of minerals, slate, and a lilting violet floral element add to the mix.
This is the third vintage of the Ayoub Pinot noir we've offered. The 2006 shows a multiplicity of flavors and intricate hints of fruit, mineral, spice, and floral elements. Ayoub Vineyard's vines are clearly maturing, yielding aPinot with every bit as much sweet fruit as before, but with an additional level of quality that separates this site from others.
Barbara Thomas Wines
Barbara Thomas Wines is a small winery with an estate vineyard called Vigna Giovanni. The winery is located in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA , situated in the eastern hills above the small rural towns of Carlton and Yamhill, Oregon. The vineyard was planted in 1983 to Pinot noir, Pinot Gris, and Riesling. Josh Bergstrom made the 2005 and 2006 vintage Pinot noirs, and Aron Hess (Daedalus) made the 2007, to be released in late 2008.
Vigna Giovanni Yamhill-Carlton District
Pinot noir 05
Made by Josh Bergstrom for owners Chuck Perasso and Jacki Bessler. Deep violet and heather on the nose, with black cherry, black and red currant, cola, sweet leather, and white pepper spice on the palate. Aged in 100% neutral French oak, this is one broad-shouldered, structured wine which will age well with careful cellaring. Best from 2010-2015. We recommend decanting if you choose to enjoy it immediately.
2006 Vigna Giovanni Yamhill-Carlton District
Pinot Noir 05
Made by Josh Bergstrom. Characteristic spicy and earthy aromas and flavors of dark fruit, leather, cedar, and tobacco. This vintage is a bit more fruit forward than 2005 and is showing softer tannins. Best now-2012.
Bergstrom Pinot noirs
We have a very small amount of the 2006 Bergstrom Family Pinot noirs. First come, first serve.
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