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2013 Bergstrom Winery Silice Pinot Noir

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May 31, 2020 - $65

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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

Intensely fragrant...bursts out of the glass with sweet baking spices, sandalwood and tart red fruits. The structure and balance, along with its impressive concentration and length...

92Wine Spectator

Firm in texture, this lithe bundle of black cherry, raspberry, espresso and smoke flavors comes together with integrity on the harmonious finish...

92Vinous / IWC

... High-pitched red berry and Asian spice aromas, along with suggestions of sassafras and incense. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a subtle touch of blood orange. Dusty tannins come in slowly and weave effortlessly into the wine's energetic fruit. Intense and long on the aftertaste, leaving behind notes of five-spice powder and berry skin.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Subtle, floral aromatics with more red fruits accented... A bit brooding in character while still carrying nice finesse throughout. Firm, fine tannins with structural persistence and a lot of palate stimulation. The mineral sapidity and drive here is more apparent...good depth and intrigue.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.