"While Josh Bergström's single-vineyard talents are superb, this outstanding example of the larger-production Cumberland is particularly worth a look. Brooding, with funky beetroot and sweet spice aspects to the dense plum and cherry flavors, it makes a great case for complexity through blending."
"Last week, Josh ergström from Bergström Winery in Oregon, came to London to spend a few days with Roberson to showcase his wines, that are increasingly gaining international acclaim." For the full story, click here...
Quite a funky nose. Off dry - sweeter than the Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet, but better. Serious, juicy mineral chew. Much more interesting than most. And clean! Not desperate to be compared to burgundy.
Jewelly nose. Rich start. Perhaps slightly less distinctive than its Cumberland Reserve stablemate. Big sweet wine. Though very serious in intention. Long. Rich. Briary.
Josh BERGSTRÖM insists that Old Stones is for early drinking, but there's extraordinary depth here. Ripe and intense, this adds deep, creamy tones to bright apple, Meyer lemon and apricot flavors, with a wild-mushroom accent. A quintessence of Oregon Chardonnay.
Josh BERGSTRÖM, winemaker and co-owner with his father, named this extraordinary wine after Josh's Swedish grandmother. In luscious waves of golden richness, the flavors evoke images of quince, buttery pie crust, baking spices and roasted nuts. The texture-utterly creamy yet framed by precise acidity-is reminiscent of great white Burgundy.
Josh BERGSTRÖM's way with Pinot is well known to us, but his Chardonnay is a more recent happening. This second vintage of Old Stones serves up a lot of nuance for the price. It's slightly flashy, sure, but hits on all cylinders, starting with a subtle oak presence accented by heather and vanilla bean scents. The flavors have a purity marked by beautiful mango, a yuzulike bite and a mineral edge. Top 100 Wines of 2010.