Well-balanced, great value
External Reviews for Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir Oregon
This pinot leads with an exotic mélange of stem spices -- caraway, anise, licorice -- adorning fresh, bright cherry flavors. There's beautiful tension between the bright fruit and savory elements, the finish focused and lifted at once, its lasting concentration a match for the complex flavors of fennel-roasted pork. Best Buy.
Bright medium red. Smoky redcurrant and cherry aromas are complicated by dried rose and spicecake. Deeper dark berry flavors are firmed by silky tannins and become sweeter with air. Shows very good power on the focused dark berry-flavored finish. This is the best version of this bottling I can recall. Winemaker Steve Doerner told me that he used 50% whole clusters across the board in 2008.