Bergstrom Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard 07
2006 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard received 95 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard is medium/dark ruby-colored with a superb perfume of pain grille, roses, raspberry, and cherry. Velvety-textured, savory, and ripe, the wine conceals enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. Layered and long, it will be at its best from 2012 to 2020."
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2004 Tasting Notes>
An April 2006 Avalon Reserve Pinot noir Club Selection.
Wine Spectator rating 93 points: "Lovely, elegant and refined, playing out its raspberry, blackberry and sassafras flavors with other exotic spice notes weaving through the long, long finish. Best from 2008 through 2014. 600 cases made. -H.S."
Difficulties with the weather certainly don't show in this magnificent Pinot. This is the Bergstrom's one Pinot made from their own estate "Bergstrom Vineyard". We've been recommending it to customer who collect verticals since the first vintage. Josh puts his all into this wine each year, and it's probably the purest representation of his unique and pleasing style.
The 2004 starts with hints of red raspberry, violets, and atar of roses in the nose, followed by a lush and silky texture in the mouth. Flavors are of black cherry, red cherry, blackberry, hints of soft cinnamon, clove, allspice and white pepper, and just a low echo of minerality and earthiness in the finish. It's sooo pleasant now, but will cellar well for 3-5 years.
Made from selected grapes from eight different blocks of the vineyard, the maturity of the vines is beginning to show in the increased layering of the flavors. Tremendously interesting and satisfying. Try with grilled lamb, pork tenderloin, wild mushrooms sauteed in butter with shallots.
From the winery: "The Bergstrom Vineyard continues to go from strength to strength and is now beginning to act like an older vine vineyard as its ripening season has become more balanced and the Pinot Noir clusters hang longer and longer each season to create a wonderful balance of rich concentrated flavors and truly physiologically ripe tannins and anthocyanins, without achieving over-ripe fruit."
"The rich Dundee soils produce wines of great texture. These wines are focused and revolve around a core of sweet red fruits and are laced with the floral scents of the small native flowers which dot the hillsides."
From the Family's own estate located in the Red Hills of Dundee, the Bergstr÷m Vineyard highlights what greatness can come from the volcanic soils that started the Oregon Wine Industry. The Bergstr÷m Vineyard is farmed biodynamically without the use of dangerous chemicals and the crop yields maintained in this vineyard site are by far some of the lowest in the world, with averages between 0.75-1.0 tons per acre every year (a mere 4-7 clusters per plant, or 1.3 bottles of wine per plant).