Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

Eola-Amity Hills
Willamette Valley
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Pinot Noir
Flavors & Quality
Black Cherry Black Cherry
Dried Herbs Dried Herbs
Sandalwood Sandalwood
Biodynamic Biodynamic
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 1 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
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Tasting Notes
Medium bodied and youthful with elegant yet layered flavors and aromas of black and red cherries, dried herbs, minerals and a touch of sandalwood.
Medium Red/Ruby
Pinot Noir
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Why this wine made the cut…
Will require some patience, but another elegant wine from Cristom.
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pinot Noir
100% Pee-NO NWAR
Pinot Noir is arguably the most revered grape variety in the world with origins in Burgundy, France where the best expressions can still be found. Pinot Noir is not only a tough grape to grow, it also shows miniscule differences in terroir arguably more than any other grape variety. Stylistically, it is generally higher in acid and lower in tannin but can vary depending on the location, and winemaking technique. It is very versatile with food, and shows a range of flavor from red and black fruit, floral, spice, earth, and mineral qualities.
Country / State
Willamette Valley
Sub Region
Eola-Amity Hills
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Cristom Vineyards

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Cristom was one of the early pioneers of pinot noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where they continue to be one of its top producers. Paul Gerrie and his wife Eileen founded the winery in 1992, and the story continues with their children now taking the reins. 

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Cristom makes four estate pinot noirs named after family matriarchs: Eileen, Jessie, Louise, and Marjorie. The vineyards are sustainably farmed but each wine has its own character reflective of the individual vineyard’s soil composition, elevation, and exposure.

The pinot noirs of Cristom are age-worthy, complexly aromatic pinot noirs that show balance, intensity, and elegance, representative of the potential for Oregon pinot noir.