2017 Bergstrom Winery Silice Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JS 93 WA 93 VN 93 W&S 91 WS 91
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, July 2019

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.
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2020

(93+ points) Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Silice Vineyard opens with fresh tangerine peel, baked cranberries, dried bark and rose petals scents with notions of licorice, cured meats, pepper and spiced blackberries...
VN 93

Vinous, July 2020

Vivid ruby-red. Spice- and mineral-accented red berry, cherry and floral pastille scents show sharp definition and pick up suggestions of licorice and exotic spices with air. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering...
W&S 91

Wine & Spirits, October 2019

Beet flavors emphasize an earthy character that puts herbal components up front along with tart red fruits. The overall structure and firm tannins suggest that a couple of more years of bottle age would be a plus. PAUL...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, November 2019

Subtly intense, with appealingly brooding cherry, orange peel and rose petal notes that build structure and tannins on a lingering finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,300 cases made.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region Oregon
Sub-region Willamette Valley
Appellation Chehalem Mountains
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Bergstrom Winery Silice Pinot Noir is a remarkable red wine that showcases the finest qualities of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, USA. With a beautiful ruby-red color that glistens in the glass, this Pinot Noir is a true delight for the eyes.

On the nose, the wine exudes an exotic and enticing aroma, with notes of candied red cherries and raspberries dancing alongside a bouquet of delicate flowers and spices. There is a sense of depth and complexity that captures the attention and invites further exploration.

Upon tasting, the palate is greeted with a smooth and succulent texture that effortlessly carries the wine's ample depth and flavor. The presence of tangerine peel, baked cranberries, and dried bark adds a unique twist to the profile, while hints of licorice, cured meats, pepper, and spiced blackberries provide an intriguing and satisfying complexity.

Medium-bodied and über spicy, this Pinot Noir offers a firm yet lightly chalky frame, showcasing its excellent structure and balance. The finish is fresh and invigorating, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.

Highly regarded by critics, the 2017 Bergstrom Winery Silice Pinot Noir has received consistently high scores. James Suckling awarded it an impressive 93 points, praising its exotic qualities and succulent edge. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also gave it a score of 93+, emphasizing its spicy and nuanced character. Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator all rated it 91 points, highlighting its earthy and herbal components, firm tannins, and lingering finish. Vinous awarded it 93 points, noting its sharp definition, spiciness, and powerful thrust.

With an alcohol content of 14.1%, this Pinot Noir is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Bergstrom Winery. Its cork closure ensures that every bottle maintains its integrity and is ready to be enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years to enhance its already impressive qualities.

In summary, the 2017 Bergstrom Winery Silice Pinot Noir is a captivating and highly acclaimed wine that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of Oregon's Willamette Valley.