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Bergstrom Chardonnay Sigrid 2009Bergstrom Chardonnay Sigrid 2009
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Size: 750ml.
Producer: Bergstrom

WS 91 WA 91


The 2007 Sigrid Chardonnay is both unfined and unfiltered and bottled directly from tank after a long, cool and slow fermentation and 12 months on its lees in new French Oak Barrels, neutral French Oak Barrels and small stainless steel barrels. The assemblage is a selection of the greatest barrel selections in the cellar and represents only 10% of all chardonnay lots harvested for each year from each vineyard. The remaining barrels are declassified. This wine has a pale gold color leaning towards white gold with rich, enticing aromas of grilled brioche, wet stones, citrus rind, meyer lemon curd and craime anglaise with hints of hazelnuts. The wine has a medium body with a lithe frame with flavors reminiscent of the aromas as well as apples, lemons and pears with opulent spices and creamy texture. There is a great purity to this wine and a very strong mineral expression which is laced with just the slightest kiss of oak spice and toast. The finish is strong with a good mineral and tannin backbone which will help this wine age well into the future.

Reviews:

"Tight, bright, elegant and refined, with pretty pear and lime flavors against spicy, toasty background notes, playing out its fruit on the long finish. Chardonnay. Drink now through 2013. 350 cases made. –HS" -Rated 91, Wine Spectator

"Josh Bergstrom is a believer in Willamette Valley Chardonnay. His 2007 Sigrid Chardonnay was a selection of the top 12 barrels (out of 120) in the cellar. A blend from several vineyards, it offers up an outstanding nose of pain grille, mineral, white peach, pear, and a hint of tropical aromas. Ripe, round, and mouth-coating, this creamy-textured Chardonnay is well-balanced and lengthy. It should drink well for another 6 years if not longer. If you want an unvarnished opinion about the state of affairs in Willamette Valley, Josh Bergstrom is someone who will tell it straight. His 2007s are uniformly successful as well as reflective of what the vintage provided." -Rated 91, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate