The 2016 Cumberland Reserve is dark ruby in color and is very old school Oregonian with bright crunchy fresh fruit, earthy intensity, a reductive flintness, mushroom-laden and an almost Barbaresco-esque aromatic prifile with dried herbs, flowers, meat, and pipe tobacco. It has succulent acidity and really fine tannins and the aromatic complexity of this wine unfurls continuously in the glass building in seriousness and deliciousness with each minute that it is open. This wine is really going to be a pleasure to watch over the next 20 years and begs to be paired with mushrooms, game, cheeses, truffles, rich sauces and even just a good book and a couch on a winter's night.
This is Bergstrom’s entry-level pinot noir, blended from most or all of the winery’s many vineyard sources. But while it’s less detailed and riper than many of Bergstrom’s other wines, it’s delicious, a tension between savory notes and broad-shouldered red fruit, texturally seductive and lavished with oak-derived spice. - Wine & Spirits Magazine 92 Points