Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Tasting Notes: Bright red in color. The youthful nose teems with sweet Hood strawberries, tart cherry, pipe tobacco, and subtle herbaceous spice. Incredibly approachable and fruit forward, its succulence is balanced with tart acidity and delicate structure. The presence of whole cluster tannin gives this elegant wine both character and bottle age-ability.
The Domain: Bergström Wines is a family-owned and operated artisan producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which was started in 1999 by Dr. John and Karen Bergström, with the help of their son Josh and his wife Caroline. Josh is the general manager, vineyard manager, and winemaker and pulls his expertise from his education in Burgundy, France plus his 14 years of experience making wines in Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley. Bergström focuses on hand-crafting small lots of wines from their five estate vineyards, carefully chosen from five of Oregon's six wine-growing appellations. All estate acreage is farmed biodynamically and all wines express the wonderful diversity of Oregon's many great terroirs.
Bergström Wines consists of five estate vineyards totaling 84 acres that span across four of the Willamette Valley’s best appellations: The Bergström Vineyard, Silice Vineyard, Winery Block, Gregory Ranch and Le Pré du Col. Each estate vineyard is farmed without the use of harsh chemicals, systemic or fertilizers, and the winery produces approximately 10,000 cases of ultra-premium and extremely sought-after wine each year, including two Chardonnays and nine different Pinot Noirs.