94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This is Bergström’s entry-level pinot noir, blended from most or all of the winery’s many vineyard sources. But while it’s less detailed and riper than many of Bergström’s other wines, it’s delicious, a tension between savory notes and broad-shouldered red fruit, texturally seductive and lavished with oak-derived spice."
93 Wine Spectator
"Generous and structured, with savory raspberry, tarragon and black tea flavors that build tension toward refined tannins."
"Vivid ruby. Musky cherry and red currant aromas, along with hints of botanical herbs and allspice. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, red berry, spice cake and licorice flavors that turn sweeter through the back half. Dusty tannins add shape and grip to the long, spicy finish, which leaves cherry pit and baking spice notes behind. Best After 2023"
Winemaker Notes: Bright, carbonic, candied fruit notes with floral pastilles of violets and roses, savory thyme, lavender, and sweet tarragon make for a beautifully complex bouquet on the 2019 Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir. The core flavors are ripe but vibrantly crunchy Hood strawberries, black raspberries, red beets, and cherries with a distinct iron mineral-laden structure. This wine is bright and bursting with succulent juicy flavors and mouthwatering acidity, but also has a fine-knit tannic mineral frame and a maritime salinity that make this both very fun and very serious at the same time.
“1000 Days of Effort”
"The Bergström Wines’ work ethic is rooted in this family and team mantra.
It takes us three years to farm, ferment, age, and finish every single bottle before we can bring the wine to market.
Bergström Wines believes that the greatest source of new world Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Our hand-crafted products do not come from large-scale industrial manufacturing, but from a natural, smaller, and simpler process, marrying artisan to agriculture. Being consumers ourselves, and aware of the importance of value and authenticity, only the finest wines, worthy of donning our family’s crest and label, are hand-bottled for your consideration.
Our dedicated farming team stewards 70 acres of ecosystem across 5 unique estate vineyard properties in the Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountains, and Ribbon Ridge American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. From the inception of our vineyards in 1999, our estates have been farmed without the use of herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, or systemic chemicals. We also prefer composting and treating with homeopathic herbal and mineral teas, rather than using synthetic fertilizers. Each year, we build hundreds of tons of our own compost piles with local and organic cow manure, local and organic straw and grasses, all of our previous harvest’s fermented grape skins, seeds, stems and winter vine-prunings, as well as curative herbs like chamomile, yarrow, valerian, dandelion and stinging nettle. When added back to our vineyards each spring, this compost helps build rich, fertile complex soils with better structure, water holding capacity, and vitality.
We believe in attention to detail, respect for the land, and products of purity and place. Our wines pair best with local, fresh foods, drink well in their youth, but also age and develop magnificently for years in the cellar. These wines are a vinous road map to the different marine sedimentary and volcanic hillsides where we grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our wines’ regional expression has juicy, natural acidity, fresh fruit aromas and flavors, a tensile and saline mineral core, as well as rich earth and spice characters from our ancient weathered soils and bedrocks.
Being from Oregon, it is important to us that we take care of Oregon’s green landscapes. Our pastures, forests, streams, rivers, and most importantly the fields, vineyards, and orchards that give our people food and nourishment are what make this great western state so unique and worth protecting. Take comfort in knowing that when drinking and sharing Bergström Wines with your family and friends that ours is a natural practice in purity, positivity, and vitality." www.bergstromwines.com