Bergstrom Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 - 1.5L

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93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve opens with scents of warm blackberries and cranberries, blood orange peel, scorched earth, tar, tea leaves and bright red berries with a spicy undercurrent. It’s light to medium-bodied with a great interplay of bright fruits and amaro-like accents, a grainy frame and great freshness with a long, citrusy finish. Josh Bergstrom grabbed 2017 by the horns and made some lovely wines that illuminate the unique character of this vintage.

91pts Wine Enthusiast
A blend of grapes from five AVAs, this sports lush aromas of black fruit and char. Cherry and espresso flavors carry on through the midpalate, ultimately coming to a quick stop at a wall of tannin. That should be an easy fix with a bit more bottle age and/or generous decanting.
91pts Wine Spectator
Precise and well-structured, with raspberry, dusky spice and black tea flavors that persist toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024.

91pts Wine & Spirits
Like strawberries crushed in a bowl and dusted with baking spice, this is assertive in its aromatics, with a lift that stresses freshness. It feels linear and firm, yet precise in its tannic weave. 

Winemaker Notes
Bergstrom Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir blends the finest barrels from the five estate farmed Biodynamic properties which highlight the fresh fruit character, the sweet spices and the warm earthiness that Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs are famous for.