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2007 Bergstrom Wines Riesling Dr. Bergstrom Willamette Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2009

($28) Pale yellow. Minerals, lemon, mint and quinine on the nose. Racy, tightly wound citrus and green apple flavors pack a solid punch but seem weightless, with a sweeter white peach quality emerging on the back end. Finishes very clean, with good lift, clarity and stony persistence. I really like this wine's balance and precision.

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zippy spicy dancing
by gamay12437974
Wine of the night at a recent Oregon tasting: Kabinett style Riesling from Josh Bergstrom - a young leader of the biodynamic viticulture movement. This wine was stunning - fresh zippy acidity, smooth minerality, hints of spice, and an array of citrus and stone fruits dancing across the palate. The crowd was moved and even a former Oregon wine professional in attendance who was skeptical about Oregon whites said this was fantastic. We lingered over this wine for awhile and I breathed a sigh of relief that I had at least chosen one winner...


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