Bergstrom Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Oregon

Item No. 130831
  • red wine
  • RP94
  • WS92
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • ST93
  • WS92
  • WE90
  • 2009
  • RP93
  • ST93
  • W&S92

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard comes from one the Willamette Valley's most renowned terroirs. Deeper colored than its predecessors, it has a plummy, dark-fruited bouquet, with notes of violets and damp earth. Round and ripe, it offers up spicy black cherry and black raspberry flavors leading to a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Give it two to three years to evolve and drink it from 2011 through 2020."
94 Points

"Ripe, round and generous with its cherry and raspberry fruit, which sails smoothly over a bed of fine-grained tannins. The flavors persist impressively, picking up hints of spice and mineral notes on the finish."
92 Points

"Bright red color. Fresh strawberry and raspberry on the nose. Deeper cola and rooty sassafras qualities emerge with aeration and carry onto the palate. Bitter cherry and raspberry preserve flavors offer very good depth and juicy palate coverage. Finishes tangy, clean and long, with the bitter cherry element carrying through. 'I prefer Shea fruit in the cooler vintages like 2005,' Bergstrom said, as this normally early-ripening site benefits from steady maturation of skin and seed tannins. According to Bergstrom, there are 85 barrels of this wine, and the grapes come from five clonal blocks, 'which means that I can really craft a blend.'"
90 Points

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Bergstrom Wines is a family-owned and operated artisan producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which was started in 1999 by Dr. John and Karen Bergstrom, with the help of their son Josh Bergstrom and his wife Caroline. Josh is general manager, vineyard manager and winemaker and pulls his expertise from his education in Burgundy, France and his 14 years experience making wines in...

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Learn About Other Oregon

Like many other states, Oregon itself is an AVA of note. An Oregon wine can simply state Oregon as its place of origin, which typically means the grapes came from multiple smaller AVAs within the state. Beyond the main AVAs of Oregon, like Willamette Valley, Rogue and Umpqua, smaller regions are gaining ground. Some you may see on the label include: Columbia or Walla...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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