Cristom

Mt. Jefferson Cuvée

2021
Eola-Amity Hills
Willamette Valley
Oregon
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CRIS-tom Mownt JEFF-er-son Kew-VAY
Varietal
Pinot Noir
$43
Flavors
Red Cherry Red Cherry
Herbaceous Herbaceous
Cola Cola
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Pinot Noir
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Why this wine made the cut…
Cristom perennially delivers high quality Oregon Pinot.
Willamette Valley, Oregon
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
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
Oregon
Region
Willamette Valley
Sub Region
Eola-Amity Hills
Producer
Cristom
Winemaker(s)
Steve Doerner
Vintage
2021
Total Production
10,200 bottles
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Cristom Vineyards

eola-amity hills

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.