The best of the 2011 Pinots from Bergström, this firm and balanced wine is based upon a solid core of raspberry and cherry fruit. Nicely framing the ripe fruit flavors are streaks of herb, leaf and stem, all in proportion with not a hint of bitterness. A lick of orange peel elevates the finish.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.