2020 Bergström Vyd Pinot
93 Points James Suckling
Bergström Vineyard: A Bergström Wines Estate
Planted 1999 * Dundee Hills AVA * Elevation: 380ft
Our original estate and our family’s North Star located in the iron-rich volcanic soils of the Dundee Hills. The Bergström Vineyard is 13 acres of south and southeast facing vines bathing in the cool northerly sunlight and overlooking the expansive and rich Willamette Valley stretching south for one hundred miles. Optimum elevation and exposure provides ideal ripening potential for our most powerful, yet elegant expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, annually adorned with flowers, fruit, savory herbs and spices, and ferrous minerals. Learn more about the Bergström Vineyard
Josh Bergström's Notes
From one of the lowest yielding vintages in our history, the 2020 Pinot Noir portfolio showcases some of my favorite attributes of young red wines: Bright, fresh fruit aromas and flavors, sweet floral perfume, sweet and savory herbs, and a distinct saline minerality all tied up in a playful and juicy structure. This wine is no exception.
A gorgeous, electric, cherry-red color with magenta reflections appearing at the rim of the glass. An explosively gorgeous perfume of red fruit candies, roses, violets, sweet herbs (like tarragon and basil), black and green teas, grilled meats, toasted French oak, and sweet spices.
On the palate, this wine is pure and silky with a youthful charm of wild strawberries, potpourri, sweet peppers, French tarragon, basil, and mint. It is rich, but this great terroir gifts a texture that is effortlessly elegant. Fresh, crunchy fruit flavors and floral aromas abound with an irresistible ferrous iron mineral structure. This is massively enjoyable to drink right now. Alcohol: 12.4%.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|