Bergström Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
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.
Precise and well-structured, with raspberry, dusky spice and black tea flavors that persist toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases made.
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.