"Bright ruby-red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet displays ripe dark berry and cherry scents, complicated by notes of peppery spices, smoked meat and incense. Urgent and focused on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors and a strong suggestion of spicecake. Brawny yet surprisingly lithe Pinot that closes with powerful thrust and silky tannins that come in late, adding framework and grip." –Dec-16
James Suckling Bergstrom Winery, 2014 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Bergström Vineyard
"Vivid aromas of blueberries, spices and tar follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a chewy finish. Shows structure and class. Drink in 2018."
John and Karen Bergström planted Bergström Vineyard in the spring of 1999. Situated on a south-facing slope overlooking the northern Willamette Valley, this 13-acre vineyard is rooted in the ferrous, red clays of the Dundee Hills, a sprawling volcanic island of rock where hazelnuts, black walnuts and cane berries have thrived for more than a century. Here, bright orange poppies grow alongside thistle, ryegrass, violets and chamomile. Oak trees and Douglas firs pepper the hills with roots rife with black truffles, and the forest floor harbors an array of wild mushrooms.
Ideally situated, the vines at Bergström Vineyard are bathed in the warm sunlight of the Oregon summer by day and cooled by the marine breezes of the Pacific Ocean by night, leading to freshness, vibrancy and structure in the final wines. Because the vine roots stretch deep into the volcanic basalt below the surface of the hillside, wines from this vineyard also embody true minerality. The site expresses purity, as well. No invasive chemicals have been used at Bergström Vineyard in more than 12 years, and we are proud to be biodynamic.
Six Pinot Noir clones (Pommard, Wädenswil and Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777) and three Chardonnay clones (Dijon clones 37, 76 and 548) call Bergström Vineyard home.