(2013 Vintage) The Bergström Vineyard Pinot Noir is the color of a black ruby. It has an intoxicating aromatic profile that fills the room and unfolds over the course of a few hours. Starting with savory tones including meat, olives and herbs, it evolves into the sweet black fruits including blackberries, dark cherries and currants that are found surrounding the property. There is a subtle black tea component that is found on the finish, followed by sweet baking spice. It’s youthfulness now does not betray its seriousness to come over the next decade or two. Whole cluster fermentation at 70%, showcases the power of the vintage and vineyard site. This style of fermentation highlights the wild grilled meats and herbal notes that are balanced by a sweet floral character. Rich and expansive and loaded with bright succulent acidity this wine is very powerful now. It finishes with the telltale mineral expression that is characteristic of the Dundee Hills.
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/03