Bergström Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2019
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Bright, carbonic, candied fruit notes with floral pastilles of violets and roses, savory thyme, lavender, and sweet tarragon make for a beautifully complex bouquet on the 2019 Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir. The core flavors are ripe but vibrantly crunchy Hood strawberries, black raspberries, red beets, and cherries with a distinct iron and mineral-laden structure. This wine is bright and bursting with succulent juicy flavors and mouthwatering acidity, but also has a fine-knit tannic mineral frame and a maritime salinity that make this both very fun and very serious at the same time.
Labeled reserve this is actually an entry-level Pinto for the expansive Bergström lineup. It's a substantial effort that surely includes grapes from a number of first-class sites. It's still young and stiffly tannic, but packed with well-ripened fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry. The tannins kick in and add a firm frame with baking spices and an inviting herbal component around the finish.