Bergström Wines

Oregon, United States

Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir — 2020

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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, La Spirale, 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

    • Appellation: Willamette Valley
    • Vine Age: 16-22 years
    • Soil: Marine sedimentary sandy soils and volcanic basalt clays
    • Exposure: Various, between 375 & 500 feet
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 7-23
  • Vinification

    • 100% whole-cluster fermentation in open-top, temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks

    • Fermentation: Native fermentation where possible. Inoculation with selected native Burgundian strains of yeast where needed
    • Malolactic: 100% malolactic and alcoholic fermentation (no residual sugars or malic acids)
    • Aging: 12 months élevage in barrel
    • Filtration: Polishing filtration when needed
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 12%
  • Tasting Notes

    • A lovely, electric, dark ruby color. An aromatic potpourri loaded with bright and fresh raspberry, red currant, pomegranate and red cherry fruits. In concert with the fruit aromas, grilled meats, toasty oak, incense, sweet French tarragon and a floral bouquet. Silky and vibrant on the palate, with youthful energy and depth that echoes the red fruits of the aromatic profile, especially the ripe raspberry flavors. Super fun to drink now and will be very versatile with numerous food pairings. A shining star of the vintage.