2017 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Silice
2017 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Silice from Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon
The 2017 Bergström Wines Silice Pinot Noir is dark ruby red in color. The aromatic profile is not unlike a complex potpourri of fruits, spices, and herbs mixed with a saline note that makes the finish succulent and juicy. This is whole-cluster Pinot Noir at its finest. This wine is ripe, round and velvety, but also possesses the acidity and tannins of the vintage, much like a marionberry or boysenberry, which sew it up nicely in a very approachable wine now, but will also benefit from time in the cellar.
James Suckling: This has an exotic edge with candied red cherries and raspberries, swathed in flowers and spice. The palate has a smoothly succulent edge that carries plenty of depth into the finish. Nicely weighted. Drink or hold.