5/31 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Bergström!

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5/31 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Bergström!

PETIT WEEK IN WINE | June 1 - June 4 2023

Bergström Wines

The greatest from Willamette Valley, where diverse soils combine with and artisanal winemaking to produce the finest Pinot Noir in the New World.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! This week at Petit Philippe, we are excited to present an all Pinot Noir tasting flight featuring one of our favorite and cult-status Oregon producers, Bergström Wines.

Winemaker Josh Bergström has been crafting remarkable Pinot Noirs from their estate vineyards, showcasing the unique terroir of the Willamette Valley. With marine sedimentary soils and long growing seasons that experience significant temperature swings, Bergström Wines consistently produces quality and truly expressive Pinot Noir.

Normally, these wines would not be available in a tasting flight due to their limited production and high demand. However, we believe in making higher-end domestic Pinots accessible, so you can experience the magic of Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Our $35 tasting flight begins with the delightful Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir, a blend from five estate-farmed vineyards that serves as a great introduction to Oregon's terroir. The second pour is the Silice Vineyards Pinot from the Chehalem Mountains AVA, recently awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator. Lastly, we have the elegant Le Pré du Col Vineyard Pinot Noir, offering complexity and a lengthy finish. It's a truly exceptional lineup not to be missed.

For our hours of operation and more information about Bergström Wines, please refer to the details below. And if you're a fan of their Sigrid Chardonnay, let me know as we're expecting a few bottles this year.

As summer begins and travel plans take shape, stay safe, and enjoy the break from school.



Save the Date for our next Winemaker Dinner at Dressler's Metropolitan on June 15th with Cameron Fisher!

Prepare for an evening showcasing Fisher wines from their Mountain Estate on the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, and their Calistoga Estate in Napa Valley.


Bergström Wines

Bergström Wines, a first-generation American family business, is one of the most unique and lauded domaines in the Willamette Valley.

Dr. John Bergström’s Swedish heritage and the love he developed for the Pacific Northwest are the roots of this estate. In 1999, John and his son, Josh, established Bergström Wines. Today, Josh and Caroline, his wife and business partner, are celebrating 24 years as biodynamic growers of estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards on the finest appellations within Oregon’s Willamette Valley. 


It's an incredible realization of the American dream.

John Bergström grew up in a small agricultural community in Northern Sweden where logging was one of the few available professions. At the age of 12, he took out his first loan for an axe and a saw. An immigration sponsorship from his Portland-based aunt and uncle provided him the opportunity to pursue a better life. Seventeen-year-old John boarded a steamship in Norway and journeyed to Oregon, eager to follow the American dream. He enthusiastically pursued a high school and university education, and he used those opportunities to build a successful medical career alongside his wife, Karen Bergström.  

In 1996, the Bergströms purchased 13 acres of land in the Dundee Hills as they sought to create a new business that would become a legacy for their children, and one that would pay tribute to John’s agricultural upbringing. In 1999, John’s son, Josh, returned from a postgraduate program in Viticulture and Enology in Beaune to join his father and to establish Bergström Wines. Today, Josh and Caroline, his wife and business partner, are celebrating 24 years as biodynamic growers of monopole estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards on the finest appellations within Oregon’s Willamette Valley. 

Farming Philosophy

“We believe that singular fine wines should speak volumes of regional expression through natural, healthy, and non-industrial practices. We steward our vineyards, gardens, beehives and farms using homeopathic and regenerative ecological practices. These efforts guarantee that every bottle of Bergström Wines is full of vitality and life-giving energy.”

– Josh Bergström, Winemaker, Owner 

Bergström Wines motto is that every one of their bottles is made with 1,000 days of effort. Farming, fermenting and finishing wine takes time, patience and precision. With over 24 years’ experience, the dedication to detail and relentless pursuit of quality is evident in every bottle of Bergström Wines. 


Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the premiere cool climate growing region for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Northern America. Situated above the 45th parallel, it’s one of the coolest winegrowing regions in the world, alongside the Mosel Valley of Germany and France’s Champagne region, as classified by University of California at Davis. The region is on Oregon’s Western edge, is 100 miles long and 50 miles wide, and represents over 3 million acres of prime agricultural zone best known for wine grapes, hazelnuts, Christmas trees, fruit orchards, cane berries and more than 200 other crops. Mountain ranges to the west and the east protect this fertile area from the Pacific Ocean’s maritime influence and Eastern Oregon’s severe seasonal heat and cold.   

The appellation holds a diverse set of soils, which were crafted by mother nature over 60 million years ago – seismic uplift, dramatic volcanic lava flows and the cataclysmic ice flows at the end of the last ice age. There are nine sub-appellations in the Willamette Valley, three of which hold Bergström Wines estate vineyards: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills and Ribbon Ridge. The region enjoys some of the longest summertime daylight hours and a nearly 45-degree diurnal swing of temperatures, which creates the perfect formula for high natural acidity, bright fresh fruit flavors and low potential alcohols with the perfect amount of physiological ripeness.  


Join us this week as we spotlight three current release Oregon Pinot Noirs from winemaker, Josh Bergström:

Bergström Wines

Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2021 - $59 btl/retail

Willamette Valley, OR

Bergström Wines

Silice Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 - $119 btl/retail

Chehalem Mountains AVA, OR

Bergström Wines

Le Pré du Col Pinot Noir 2021 - $139 btl/retail

Ribbon Ridge AVA, OR

Tasting Flight of 3 Wines - $35 (2.5oz pours each) And would normally be a $42 flight, but we were compelled to bring it to you... join us!



4:30 - 7:30pm Thursday & Friday

1:00 - 7:30pm Saturday 


5:30 - 9:00pm Thursday to Friday

1:00 - 9:00pm Saturday

1:00 - 5:30pm Sunday

>> Tasting Flight Offerings:


Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2021

Willamette Valley, OR

$59 btl/retail

SUMMARY: Named for the road where the Bergström family grew up in Portland, the Cumberland Reserve represents a blend of some of the finest barrels from our five estate-farmed vineyards, all carefully combined to showcase Oregon Pinot Noir at its best. It's the epitome of the Bergström style... the expression of a unique vintage’s character combined with the perfect marriage of spice, mineral, and fresh fruit flavors.

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Pinot Noir from 16-22 year old vines. Whole-cluster fermented and aged for 11-months in 228L French oak barrel (15% new).

TASTING NOTE: Bright red in color. The youthful nose teems with sweet Hood strawberries, tart cherry, pipe tobacco, and subtle herbaceous spice. Incredibly approachable and fruit-forward, its succulence is balanced with tart acidity and delicate structure. The presence of whole-cluster tannin gives this elegant wine both character and bottle age-ability.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: Does well with grilled salmon burgers as the Cumberland Reserve Pinot has enough body to stand up to the richness of both the salmon, and your favorite aioli condiment. The fruit forward palate balances the slight smokiness from the wood fire grill.


Silice Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Chehalem Mountains AVA, OR

$119 btl/retail

SUMMARY: The French word for “Silica,” the shiny quartz in sand, Silice has the deepest sandy soils of any of the estate vineyards. This 20-acre vineyard sprawls over rolling sandy hillsides in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Spicy powerful notes of gingerbread, cola and sassafras, with a mild savory and pretty floral lift are part of the terroir signature of this vineyard.

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Pinot Noir (Pommard, Wadenwil, and Dijon 777, 667, & 115) from 20 year old vines. Whole-cluster fermented and aged for 10-months in 228L French oak barrel (10-15% new).

TASTING NOTE:  Delicate red in color. The incredibly expressive bouquet offers notes of sandalwood, herbs de Provence, and Red Delicious apples. On the palate, freshly picked red huckleberries provide tart and lasting succulence with a hint of baking spice. The sandy soils of the Chehalem Mountains offer salinity and minerality on the finish that is complemented with dark cherry and rhubarb. Extremely textural. Continues to evolve in the glass.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: A cremini mushroom ravioli with sage brown butter sauce would do well with the earthy and mineral-driven finish of the Silice Pinot. The herbaceous aromas will enhance the sage brown butter sauce, and the elegant structure of the wine will harmonize with the flavors of the dish.


Le Pré du Col Pinot Noir 2021

Ribbon Ridge AVA, OR

$139 btl/retail

SUMMARY: This magnificent 16-acre marine-sedimentary shallow sandy soil terroir is owned by the Hill family & farmed by Bergström Wines in partnership since its inception. Pinot Noir 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.

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING:  100% Pinot Noir (Pommard, Wadenwil, and Dijon 777) from 16 year old vines. Whole-cluster fermented and aged for 10-months in 228L French oak barrel (15% new).

TASTING NOTE:   Pale to light red in color with an elegant nose of lemongrass, mint, oregano, subtle perfume, rose water, and cranberries. Fresh and delicate with a sophisticated balance of mossy earth and Rainier cherries. The mid-palate is full of bramble and savory chanterelle. The whole-cluster tannins are structured and while approachable now, they will age gracefully in the bottle.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: Duck confit with cherry demi-glace is the perfect pairing for this wonderful Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir: The fruity and tart notes go well with the rich and tender duck confit. The cherry sauce adds a touch of sweetness and acidity, creating a perfect balance of flavors on the palate.

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