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Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

nice color if reaching the limits os saturation a bit more matte, oaky and milky at first, shows some mineral notes with hints of leather and smoke over a cola tinged dark cherry core, great acidity up front, dense and chewy, coffee and coca up front after the initial wave of vibrancy, sour cherry notes across the midpalate, medium full body, finishes a bit hot and clipped at the moment with a bit of drying tannin before yielding to a bit of meatiness and a finale of caramel, very well done in it's style but not for me

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Bergstrom Vineyards:
Growing up on Cumberland Road in Northwest Portland in the 1970s through the 1990s our family witnessed a cultural renaissance happening in our neighborhood and others which was reminiscent of a European community where neighborhoods, led by a wave of skilled and passionate artisan Portlanders, began supporting locally owned businesses such as bakeries, butchers, coffee roasters, beer brewer... Read more
Growing up on Cumberland Road in Northwest Portland in the 1970s through the 1990s our family witnessed a cultural renaissance happening in our neighborhood and others which was reminiscent of a European community where neighborhoods, led by a wave of skilled and passionate artisan Portlanders, began supporting locally owned businesses such as bakeries, butchers, coffee roasters, beer breweries, wineries, farmer markets, organic cooperatives and more. Restaurants began to showcase dishes that were made up of ingredients grown within the local environs that were fresh and seasonal and spoke of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by these artisans and this new movement, we wanted to be a part of this movement and so we joined our fellow Portlanders in sharing our culinary discoveries with friends and family from afar, and eventually the world learned of Oregon's rich bounty. From the beginning, Bergström Wines has maintained our mission of not only supporting Northwest locally owned and operated businesses, but of becoming one of Oregon's artisanal producers ourselves with world class aspirations. Our goal is and will always be to craft great Oregon Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that pair seamlessly with the unparalleled produce that thrives in our unique corner of the world so that we too may help to share the Oregon story with the world.   When John and Karen Bergström began Bergström Wines, they wanted to start a business that would become a legacy for their children and pay tribute to John's agricultural Swedish upbringing. With these dreams in mind, the couple moved from Portland to Dundee, where they planted the Bergström Vineyard on a gentle, 13-acre, south-facing slope overlooking the wide expanses of the Willamette Valley.   In 1999, Josh Bergström, the fourth of five children, returned home to Dundee from a postgraduate program in Viticulture and Enology in the Burgundy region of France. With him, he brought his fiancée Caroline, and the two were married that fall in the Bergström Vineyard. Bergström Wines was also born that fall as the young couple harvested their first vintage of Pinot Noir from high-quality fruit purchased at a neighboring winery. Currently, Josh is general manager, winemaker and vineyard manager at Bergström Wines, and Caroline manages the sales team.   Our family business traces its roots to our father John Bergström's Swedish heritage and the love he developed for the Pacific Northwest. John grew up in a small agricultural and logging village in northern Sweden. As a young teenager, he set out by himself for Oregon, eager to follow the American dream of creating a life better than the one he knew as a child. Ultimately, he became a surgeon, created a successful medical practice and raised five children in his new homeland. After many years, John decided to return to his agricultural roots and pursue his dream of winegrowing, eventually founding Bergström Winery. Today, John and Karen Bergström are proud parents who have helped establish a flourishing business and who enjoy traveling the world sharing Bergström Wines and its vision with fellow wine enthusiasts.   Now, 14 years after its inception, Bergström Wines is still family owned and operated. The winery's ownership is shared between John and Karen Bergström and Josh and Caroline Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/22/2008

nice color if reaching the limits os saturation a bit more matte, oaky and milky at first, shows some mineral notes with hints of leather and smoke over a cola tinged dark cherry core, great acidity up front, dense and chewy, coffee and coca up front after the initial wave of vibrancy, sour cherry notes across the midpalate, medium full body, finishes a bit hot and clipped at the moment with a bit of drying tannin before yielding to a bit of meatiness and a finale of caramel, very well done in it's style but not for me


Member Reviews for Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: matthewrenaud
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 09/01/2013

Knightsbridge 8/31/13


Snooth User: tropes24
129526858
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/05/2013

Five glasses


Snooth User: Warrior58d
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/24/2011

Delicious wine, smelled great and really smooth finish. Granted it was slightly in the warm side when we drank it due to the recipient wanting to open it right away but still very good. Would be even better at the proper temp


Snooth User: grapelab
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/17/2009

Like many Pinot specialists, Josh employs sustainable farming to let individual vineyards to express their terroir. Here he's breaking the rules by blending grapes from many of his top vineyard sites.


Snooth User: Missy Gard
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/04/2014

Loved the hints of cedar. @ Vino Volo SEA


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/15/2009

Restrained pencil lead nose, with plum. Crazy smooth, juicy, big and elegant.


Snooth User: smheinecke
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/25/2010

While a bit pricey, worth every penny for a special occasion. Balanced bouquet of berry with an elegant, lingering finish.


External Reviews for Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir

External Review
Vintage: 2013 03/14/2017

The 2013 Cumberland Reserve is dark red cherry in color and showcases an explosive and heady aromatic profile of fresh black cherries, red raspberries a slight kirsch note and ripe blueberries. The fruit character is bright and pure and only slightly lifted and framed by great Oregon spice and loamy earth character which adds depth and dimension to this very promising wine. In the mouth the wine is a fantastic expression of pure Oregon Pinot Noir with great verve and lift and vibrancy showing off rich, ripe berry flavors and a suave velvet-like structure which caresses the palate with its succulence but also promises a great future with its minerality and sweet tannins. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Vintage: 2013 12/22/2014

The 2013 Cumberland Reserve is dark red cherry in color and showcases an explosive and heady aromatic profile of fresh black cherries, red raspberries a slight kirsch note and ripe blueberries. The fruit character is bright and pure and only slightly lifted and framed by great Oregon spice and loamy earth character which adds depth and dimension to this very promising wine. In the mouth the wine is a fantastic expression of pure Oregon Pinot Noir with great verve and lift and vibrancy showing off rich, ripe berry flavors and a suave velvet-like structure which caresses the palate with its succulence but also promises a great future with its minerality and sweet tannins. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/29/2011

The "Cumberland Reserve" is made from 14 different plots in the Willamette Valley. The pronounced minerals taste of chalk, iron, and more. The fruit is dark with a full, rich texture that will not disappoint. It's rare to find such depth in domestic Pinot Noir these days.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/22/2010

($38) Vivid ruby. Black raspberry and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of loamy earth and anise. Fresh and focused on the palate, offering gently sweet red fruit flavors and a late note of licorice pastille. Deep but lively pinot with very... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/30/2010

The Bergstrom Pinot Noirs begin with the 2008 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve which sports an alluring nose of mineral, earth notes, spice box, black cherry, and black raspberry. Firm on the palate with layered, spicy fruit packed into its ample (14.1%... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/18/2010

The "Cumberland Reserve" is made from 14 different plots in the Willamette Valley. The mineral - a mix of chalk, iron and more, is pronounced. The fruit is dark with a full, rich texture that will not disappoint. It's rare to find such depth in domestic Pinot Noir these days.



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