2015 Sigrid Chardonnay
Willamette Valley AVA
We believe strongly in the power and promise of Oregon Chardonnay. Sigrid Chardonnay is an homage to our Swedish grandmother whose spirit, grace, and strength inspired three generations of Bergström children. After harvesting each of our estate vineyards by hand, we ferment the fruit separately in small French oak barrels, where it undergoes full malolactic fermentation and aging sur lie for 18 months. Only then do we select the finest of these barrels for our Sigrid Chardonnay. In a bottle of Sigrid, you will find the layered textures, mineral structure, fresh citrus and stone-fruit flavors and floral aromas we hope will inspire you to continue following the Oregon renaissance of this noble white grape.
Josh Bergström's Notes
Updated March 2022
A lovely light gold robe denotes 6 years of happy bottle ageing.
With struck flint and oyster shell, this wine is distinctly mineral on the nose with a lovely reductive tension. Accompanying the minerality is crisp verbena and lots of citrus rind (lemon and grapefruit), citrus marmalade, and citrus spirit (Yellow Chartreuse, my favorite!) sweetness.
Textural and sweet on the palate with some caramelization of flavors that lean towards gingerbread spices, candied citrus fruit, and lemon marmalade. A long, sweet finish is at once marine influenced with bright saline notes, rich, spicy, and altogether delicious. Ageing very well. Drink Now.
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