2012 Bergström, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Bergström Vineyard (RT96) A stunning expression of their 13-acre flagship vineyard planted in 1999. For vines a mere 13 years of age when this wine was made, this is a mind-blowing achievement. I can only imagine this vineyard will be producing when these become true old vines! The bouquet soars from the glass revealing a magnificent performance centered on sweet red fruits of perfect ripeness, amazingly detailed spice and just the right amount of mineral driven terroir. Fresh and vibrant! The mouthfeel is compelling with superb balance of fruit, acid, and a pirouette of sweet, ripe tannin to bring things to a perfect finish. The is an utterly spellbinding Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and a tribute to Josh Bergström’s winemaking talents. Burgundy winemakers should pay close attention! Drink now-2032+