The 2006 Cumberland Reserve is a multi-appellation blend from the following vineyards: Bergström, de Lancellotti, Shea, Nysa, Durant, Temperance Hill, Anderson, PalmerCreek, Cherry Grove, Pelos Sandberg, Kalita, Lia's, Bishop Creek and Vigna Giovanni. Each vineyard harvested, vinified and barrel-aged separately until blending in Mid-August of 2007.
The color is deep ruby red with pale reflections of pink at the rim of the glass. On the nose you will find bright and youthful aromas of bright red cherry, red currant, chocolate and sweet spices such as clove, cinnamon and vanilla. These aromas echo in the generous mouthfeel with bright red berry and high-toned sweet spices finishing with good acid and fine tannins and a healthy amount of ripeness, characteristic of this warm vintage.
'The 2006 Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard is medium/dark ruby-colored with a superb perfume of pain grille, roses, raspberry, and cherry. Velvety-textured, savory, and ripe, the wine conceals enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. Layered and long, it will be at its best from 2012 to 2020.' 95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct. 2008