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Bergstrom Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Our 15 acre Pinot Noir vineyard, first planted in 1999 by the Bergstrom family, sits on a unique basaltic flow in a bowl shaped south-east facing slope in the Dundee Hills. This site, for only being 8 years old, is producing world-class Pinot Noirs which will rival the best wines from Burgundy and beyond. Farmed certified Biodynamic since the 2004 vintage (and organically since its first planting), the Bergstrom Vineyard continues to go from strength to strength, showcasing why the Oregon Pioneers read more...Our 15 acre Pinot Noir vineyard, first planted in 1999 by the Bergstrom family, sits on a unique basaltic flow in a bowl shaped south-east facing slope in the Dundee Hills. This site, for only being 8 years old, is producing world-class Pinot Noirs which will rival the best wines from Burgundy and beyond. Farmed certified Biodynamic since the 2004 vintage (and organically since its first planting), the Bergstrom Vineyard continues to go from strength to strength, showcasing why the Oregon Pioneers chose the Dundee Hills as a starting point and anchor for the great Oregon wine industry. With a dark scarlet hue, this year’s Bergstrom Vineyard is deep and intense in color to the rim of the glass. The aromatic explosion is a concentrated mix of ripe red cherries, wild forest strawberries and intoxicating oak spice with a solid core of minerals and stone. This wine is plush and silky in texture balancing enormous fruit and mouthfeel with suave and ultra-fine grained tannins. This wine should drink well from 2007 until 2017 if cellared well. 600 cases produced ging. (hide)

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    Tanzer 93 points! Opaque ruby. A flamboyant bouquet displays dark berry preserves, cola, potpourri and sandalwood, with a strong spicy quality and a touch of vanilla. Lush and expansive on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry and mulberry flavors given spine and lift by tangy acidity. Smoky and focused on the finish, which features floral pastille and spice nuances and excellent persistence. - Josh Raynolds Bergstrom's take on a classic vineyard, Shea is considered one of the top Pinot noir vineyards in the country. Josh Bergstrom makes a classic Shea, adding his trademark depth and richness of flavor. If you like Shea Vineyard Pinots, stop reading now and proceed directly to ordering. If you need further encouragement or are seeking amusement in your day, here goes: like Maverick in Top Gun, Bergstrom's Shea 09 flies by the seat of its pants, screaming out of the glass and spilling your coffee as it buzzes the tower that is your normal wine world. Gutsy, with bravado, it is has the kind of balls-out fruit and richness that does a 4G inverted dive (with a MiG no less!) while still the having the classiness of a Pinot. Seriously, fans of bigger-style Pinots should not miss the 09 Shea. I highly recommend it. - Marcus

    about 3 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 165 on Jun-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06