Monthly 4th Friday is post Thanksgiving this year, so lots of Thanksgiving style wines!
Tight on the nose. A flavor punch of raspberries and blackberries dipped in maple bark. Very herbal and savory on the palate with acidity that is surprising for its age (in a good way). It actually tasted like a young, fruit forward CdP with black pepper, dates, and ripe blackberries. Drinking really well right now. Thanks @Keith Fisher — 19 days ago
Had another chance to try this wine. Family-owned and operated growing just over ten acres of grapes and producing around 1000 cases per year. Berry, spice and floral aromas explode on the nose. Fresh fruit flavors, raspberry and cherry, citrus notes and hints of vanilla, great balance with acidity. Firm tannins, lingering finish ending with earthy tones and a bit of pepper. An enjoyable Pinot at a reasonable price. Has short term aging benefits, but why wait. Tasting Sample. — 15 days ago
It's Wednesday night and I am starting the Thanksgiving weekend off with the 2015 Bergström Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
On the nose there is an abundant amount of red fruits that is prevalent with every sniff. Notes of strawberry, cherry, cranberry, some barnyard, rose petals, wet leaves, herbs and dusty soil.
The palate reveals notes of bing cherries, cranberry, raspberry, mint, dried herbs, rose petals and dried earth.
This is an elegant medium bodied wine with a crisp fresh silky mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + fine sandy tannins that lead right into a medium to long fresh finish. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 21 days ago
The nose reveals, ripe, bramble styled wild mixed berries. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries and bake strawberries. Cinnamon, vanillin, dark fruit liqueur notes, dark fruit cola, limestone, herbaceous notes, some black licorice, steeped black tea, dry crushed rocks, medium spice, fruit roll ups, fresh red & dark florals with some lavender & violets.
The body is full, rich & lush. The structure & tension are still big. The wine shows fairly big round, powdery tannins for a Pinot. The length is and balance are nice and falling into place. However, if you own the 12, I’d continue to cellar it another 3-5 years for it to start hitting near its peak. Brambly styled wild mixed berries. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, warm dry cranberries and bake strawberries. Cinnamon, vanillin, clove & nutmeg, dark fruit liqueur notes, dark fruit cola, limestone, herbaceous notes, mint, some black licorice, steeped black tea, a little forest floor, dry crushed rocks, dry stones & clay, medium dark spice with some heat, fruit roll ups, fresh red & dark florals with some lavender & violets. The acidity is round and quite nice. The long finish is; rich, lush, elegant, polished & well balanced. It persists for 2 to 3 minutes.
The one slight flaw with the 12 right now is it shows some hot alcohol. I think it settles with another 5 years in bottle. It’s not awful but, nonetheless shows on the palate and in the back of the throat.
A good wine but, not sure it merited WS’s number three wine of the year in 2016.
I must add that somewhere between the 4th and 5th hour in the decanter, this wine improved somewhat. Softer, creamier, the burn of the alcohol nearly completely faded and it really blossomed with even better florals. Silkier & sexier palate. — 18 days ago