Overview of the Wine
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 Bergstrom, with the help of their son Josh Bergstrom and his wife Caroline. Josh is general manager, vineyard manager and winemaker and pulls his expertise from his education in Burgundy, France and his 14 years experience making wines in Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley. Bergstrom focuses on hand-crafting small lots of wines from their fice estate vineyards carefully chosen from fice 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.
Grape / Blend
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Dark black cherry in color, the 2018 Cumberland Reserve is perfumed with red roses, floral pastilles, dark cherry and black raspberry candies, savory garden herbs, sweet mushrooms, and meaty bouillon. This vintage is fresh and light on its feet; with good floral perfume and a generous persistence of ripe, crunchy red and dark fruits with fine ripe tannins and a stony mineral structure.
94 Points - Wine Spectator
Dynamic yet harmonious with expressive raspberry and rose petal aromas, accepted by flavors of orange peel and dusky spice. Builds richness towards polished tannins. Drink now through 2028.
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve takes its time to unfold to notes of earth, tar and blue and black berries on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and seamlessly fresh with intense dark fruits and a peppery finish. It's youthfully coiled and will have more to show with another couple years in bottle.
90 Points - Wine & Spirits
Bergström’s entry-level pinot feels ripe and heady when first poured, with a juicy red-cherry scent limned with a bit of red dust. The flavors are much more refined, delivered with lean elegance and with a mild tobacco savor to the tannins. Substantial enough for duck.
#37 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2020
Product size: 750ml