Bergström Wines

Oregon: Willamette Valley, United States

Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir — 2015

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  • Introduction

    • Named for the road where our family grew up in Portland, Oregon, our Cumberland Reserve represents a blend of some of the finest barrels from our five estate-farmed vineyards, all carefully combined to showcase Oregon Pinot Noir at its best. Our Cumberland Reserve is the epitome of the Bergström style: the expression of a unique vintage’s character combined with the perfect marriage of spice, mineral, and fresh fruit flavors.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate-sourced from Bergström, Silice, & Le Pré du Col Vineyards in Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge, and Chehalem Mountains AVAs. Pinot Noir represents about 80% of the total Bergström estate acreage. Additional fruit from Croft, Gregory Ranch, Shea, & Temperance, Hill Vineyards.

    • Appellation: Willamette Valley
    • Vine Age: 16-22 years old
    • Soil: Marine sedimentary sandy soils and volcanic basalt clays
    • Exposure: Various
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 4- October 8, 2015
  • Vinification

    • 20% whole cluster fermentation, 10-17 days in stainless tanks. Small lot fermented in stainless rounds (2-5 tons). Pumpovers and punch-downs during primary ferment.

    • Malolactic: 100% malolactic and alcoholic fermentation (no residual sugars or malic acids)
    • Aging: 11 months élevage on lees
    • Barrel Aging: 228L and 500L French oak cooperage
    • Filtration: Cross-flow filtered
    • Fining: No Fining
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 12.4%
  • Tasting Notes

    • A dark and vibrant cherry color with a youthful magenta hue. Explosive aromas of ripe dark cherries, black currant, and blueberries with a candied kirsch touch to the fruit perfume. Bursting with pure fruit flavors with crunchy succulent flavors and a silky mouthfeel. Undeniably delicious now with a mouthwatering finish. There is a very long finish, and this wine is very much in balance. Buy by the case…and drink at will. You won’t regret it.