Over the last 20 years, arguably the biggest, most highly decorated name in the crowd is none other than Bergstrom Wines, where Oregon born Josh Bergstrom has become an annual staple of multiple Top 100 lists, and has seen his wine showered with more 92+ scores from Wine Spectator than any other Oregon winery.
Josh’s operation is small and mighty. He spent more than six years studying and learning in Burgundy, where he met his wife and mastered the art of making truly cellar worthy Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In the late 1990’s he brought that knowledge back to the states, and started a small production winery in the Dundee Hills.
Since inception, his wines have highlighted some of the very best red and white wines to come out of the state with my favorite wine in his portfolio the Sigrid Chardonnay, a tribute to his late grandmother. But his Pinot Noir is no doubt his calling card, and what has earned him his latest trip to the Top 100 charts.
In a vintage that thwarted so many, the Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir from Bergstrom is one of the very best made in the 2020 vintage, hands down. But that’s not even close to the best part. No – in a vintage that has been passed over by every wine writer, wineries are in a hurry to sell what 2020s they have and just be done with it, even if they’re end result was superb, the demand just isn’t there.
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92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2020 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve has a medium ruby color and gregarious aromas of cranberries, red cherries, dried herbs, woodsmoke and tea leaves. The palate is light-bodied, chalky and fresh with somewhat tart, delicate fruit and a slightly astringent, spicy finish.