2016 Le Pre du Col Pinot Noir 1.5L
94 Points Vinous * 93 Points James Suckling * 93 Points Wine Spectator
Le Pré du Col Vineyard: A Bergström Wines Estate
Planted 2006 * Ribbon Ridge AVA * Elevation: 400ft
The first Ribbon Ridge AVA estate that we were honored to add to our portfolio. This magnificent 16-acre marine-sedimentary shallow sandy soil terroir is owned by the Hill family and farmed by Bergström Wines in partnership since its inception. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from this amazing site are known for their depth of spice, rare woods, incense and oceanic salinity aromatics and for their rich textural layers of fruited spice and earthy minerality. These are seriously age-worthy wines. Learn more about the Le Pré du Col Vineyard.
*updated January 2023
Black cherry in color. There are aromas of a pine-needle-covered forest floor, perfumed matsutake mushrooms freshly plucked from the soil, and savory herbs. Constant evolution in the glass reveals a fresh and fruit-forward bouquet of pomegranate and black cherries which persists on the palate. Blueberry preserves and a rosemary sage finish contributes to the intricacies. There is incredible length and boldness, and the structure has benefitted greatly from time in bottle.
Notes from Original Release in 2018
Dark red in color, like black cherry. Reductive aromas of mushrooms, bouillon, fresh turned loamy soil, gunflint, tobacco, dark chocolate, and dark fruits like blueberry, black currant, and cherry. With a decantation, this wine unfolds to show vibrant salty fruits, citrus oils and lavender candies to accent the black and blue fruit profile. This wine is tightly wound and suavely structured with bright succulent acidity and really showcases this vineyard and spectacular vintage quite well. Drink 2019-2029+.
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