Bergström Wines, Pinot Noir Le Pré du Col Vineyard Ribbon Ridge 2018



Bergström Wines, Pinot Noir Le Pré du Col Vineyard Ribbon Ridge 2018

94pts – Wine Spectator

96pts – Top 100, James Suckling

94pts – Vinous

Le Pré du Col Vineyard: A Bergström Wines Estate
Planted 2006     *     Ribbon Ridge AVA     *     Elevation: 400ft

The first Ribbon Ridge AVA estate that we were honored to add to our portfolio. This magnificent 16-acre marine-sedimentary shallow sandy soil terroir is owned by the Hill family and farmed by Bergström Wines in partnership since its inception. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from this amazing site are known for their depth of spice, rare woods, incense and oceanic salinity aromatics and for their rich textural layers of fruited spice and earthy minerality. These are seriously age-worthy wines.


Josh Bergström’s Notes

Light red cherry in color, the 2018 Le Pré du Col Pinot Noir has effusive aromas of cherry and plum fruits, citrus oils, Chinese Five Spice, bouillon, meaty mushrooms, incense, and dark chocolate. The wine is elegantly framed with silky tannins, soft, plush plum and dark-berried fruit, spice flavors, and a succulent vein of juicy acidity on the finish. The use of no new oak barrels in 2018 allows this great site to shine with its natural spice and fruit flavors. This wine is approachable now for early enjoyment but should age well for the next decade or more. Drink 2022-2032+. Alcohol: 13.1%