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Bergstrom Silice Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 15376


The 2013 Bergström Wines Silice Pinot Noir is a deep ruby red and one of the darkest of the vintage. The aromas are ripe and generous, perhaps riper than the 2012 Silice (yet only 13.2% alcohol) with a generous and heavy lifted perfume of roses and sweet purple violets, ripe cane fruits, cinnamon red hot candies, dark cherries and distinct spice and earth notes of graham and incense. There is a levity to the aromatic profile of this vineyard that keeps it fresh and vibrant for the level of richness always found here. In the mouth this wine is generous and sweet with ripe pomegranate, rhubarb and cherry fruits, floral candy notes and a finish reminiscent of ripe Oregon Hood Strawberries. The sweet violet flowers flow through to the finish as well. This wine is delicious now and will only gain in complexity, richness and texture over the next few years. Succulent acidity and fine grained mineral-driven tannins hold this wine together nicely. This is a great vintage for Silice.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Bergstrom
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastIntensely fragrant from the moment the cork is pulled, this exceptional wine (formerly bottled as de Lancellotti vineyard) 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, mark this as a wine to cellar. Drink now through 2030.

Paul Gregutt, December 1, 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorFirm in texture, this lithe bundle of black cherry, raspberry, espresso and smoke flavors comes together with integrity on the harmonious finish. Needs time to soften the tannins. Best from 2018 through 2023. 1,600 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, December 15, 2015
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Silice Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from vines grown on silica soils, as the name implies; it is a warm site that requires canopy management. It has a perfumed bouquet with dark berry fruit, white flowers and subtle licorice notes that open nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit. It has a soft opening, moderate depth in the mouth, that warmth before the rains coming through and delivering quite a rounded, red berry, easy-going finish that should offer several years of drinking pleasure.

Neal Martin, June 29, 2016