Saturday, March 19, 2016

Great 2014 Oregon Vintage - Bergstrom

2014 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Gregory Ranch....$55.99
This is the 5th vintage of our Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir estate farmed and located in the beautiful Yamhill Carlton AVA. In cool vintages the Gregory Ranch Vineyard is one of our last sites to be harvested and is mostly acid and floral driven, and in warm years the Gregory Ranch is one of our ripest and richest expressions because of the thin soils, very low natural yields, and steep eastern exposures. The 2014 Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir may be one of our best yet from this great property.
This wine has a very dark ruby red color reminiscent of a black cherry. The aromas are a deep, dark, brooding perfume of black fruits, beef bouillon, spice cupboard, black licorice, savory herb garden, and tobacco leaf. This is a very concentrated young wine that has years of promise ahead of it.
Rich flavors of black cherry and black raspberry coat the mouth. Silky smooth with fine grained fruit and wood tannins that give this wine not only power, but grace as well.
Drink 2015 to 2023 +

2014 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard....$52.99
The 2014 vintage marks 11 years of Bergström Wines working with the Shea Vineyard. Of the 140 acres planted in this world class vineyard site, 15 acres goes to Bergström Wines making us the largest producing client of the 22 wineries working with the Shea Vineyard.
These steep and shallow marine sedimentary soils give way to powerfully tannic wines that are blessed with a sweet berry perfume which is what makes this vineyard so special.
The 2014 Bergström Wines Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir is a vibrant dark ruby red color. The aromas are of dark red fruits, jelly jars, loamy earth, sweet toasted oak, and a panoply of baking spices. Vibrant and juicy with great mouthfeel, this wine showcases the ripe vintage but maintains freshness, juiciness and balance with great fruit flavors of cherry and black raspberry. There is a sweet long finish with a beautiful core of pure fruit and spice.
Drink 2015 to 2023 +

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