Bergstrom Silice Pinot Noir 2017 - 750ml

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93pts James Suckling

This has an exotic edge with candied red cherries and raspberries, swathed in flowers and spice. The palate has a smoothly succulent edge that carries plenty of depth into the finish. Nicely weighted. Drink or hold.

93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Silice Vineyard opens with fresh tangerine peel, baked cranberries, dried bark and rose petals scents with notions of licorice, cured meats, pepper and spiced blackberries. The palate is medium-bodied and über spicy, with lovely orange and potpourri nuances. It has a firm, lightly chalky frame and great freshness on the finish. This merits another year in bottle.

91pts Wine Spectator
Subtly intense, with appealingly brooding cherry, orange peel and rose petal notes that build structure and tannins on a lingering finish. Drink now through 2024.
91pts Wine & Spirits
This is a powerful pinot, with a core of dense, dark strawberry and plum flavor that feels wrapped up tight in a firm plum-skin skein of tannins. Pour it with rare flank steak and chimichurri.
91pts Wine Enthusiast
Beet flavors emphasize an earthy character that puts herbal components up front along with tart red fruits. The overall structure and firm tannins suggest that a couple of more years of bottle age would be a plus.

Winemaker Notes
The 2017 Bergström Wines Silice Pinot Noir is dark ruby red in color. The aromatic profile is not unlike a complex potpourri of fruits, spices, and herbs mixed with a saline note that makes the finish succulent and juicy. This is whole-cluster Pinot Noir at its finest. This wine is ripe, round and velvety, but also possesses the acidity and tannins of the vintage, much like a marionberry or boysenberry, which sew it up nicely in a very approachable wine now, but will also benefit from time in the cellar.