Bergström Wines

Oregon: Willamette Valley, United States

Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir — 2021

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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
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 1-16, 2021
  • Vinification

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

    • Malolactic: 100% malolactic and alcoholic fermentation (no residual sugars or malic acids)
    • Aging: 11 months élevage in barrel
    • Barrel Aging: 228L French oak cooperage (15% new oak)
    • Filtration: Polishing filtration when needed
  • Technical Information

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

    • Bright red in color. The youthful nose teems with sweet Hood strawberries, tart cherry, pipe tobacco, and subtle herbaceous spice. Incredibly approachable and fruit-forward, its succulence is balanced with tart acidity and delicate structure. The presence of whole cluster tannin gives this elegant wine both character and bottle age-ability.



  • Pinot Noir, Cumberland Reserve, Willamette Valley — 2021 – Vinous – 92 Points

    "The 2021 Pinot Noir Reserve Cumberland blossoms in the glass with dusty blackberry and rose petals complicated by hints of incense and clove. Succulent and round with ripe red fruit depths and inner florals. It takes on a chalky minerality as juicy acidity maintains an energetic feel. Hints of sour citrus tug at the senses as the 2021 finishes fresh and crisp, leaving gently staining silty tannins. The balance here is outstanding."

  • Pinot Noir, Cumberland Reserve, Willamette Valley — 2021 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    “Fresh and juicy yet well-structured, with vibrant cherry and cranberry flavors that take on dusky spice and black tea accents. Builds richness toward medium-grained tannins.”

  • Pinot Noir, Cumberland Reserve, Willamette Valley — 2021 – Wine Advocate – 95 Points

    “Generous aromas of cranberry sauce, floral potpourri, blood orange and wafts of dried herbs. The medium-bodied palate is youthfully gregarious & focused on generous allspice flavors.”

  • Pinot Noir, Cumberland Reserve, Willamette Valley — 2021 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    “Fresh and crunchy pinot with aromas of fresh strawberries, peppercorns, green olives, freshly turned soil and rosemary stems. Lovely silky texture, yet firm too, with tight-grained tannins and bright acidity. Delicious balance of sweet fruit and savory earthiness.”