Cristom Mt Jefferson Pinot Noir Wv 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

This very dark ruby colored Pinot Noir has great fruit expression along with a bit of a floral note on the nose. There is quite a bit of weight to the wine but it has a very smooth texture. A fair amount of acidity and just a touch of tannin and oak contribute to a very long satisfying finish.

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Cristom Vineyards:
Cristom's founder and owner, Paul Gerrie, used his skills as an engineer and avid researcher to pursue his passion for wine. On his travels to France, he was introduced to the traditional growing practices of the Burgundy region. He learned that soil ( terroir ) and site were key in developing the complexity of the fruit. After a 1991 visit to the International Pinot Celebration in Oregon, Pau... Read more
Cristom's founder and owner, Paul Gerrie, used his skills as an engineer and avid researcher to pursue his passion for wine. On his travels to France, he was introduced to the traditional growing practices of the Burgundy region. He learned that soil ( terroir ) and site were key in developing the complexity of the fruit. After a 1991 visit to the International Pinot Celebration in Oregon, Paul decided the time was right to leave the East Coast and bring his family and his passion for great Pinot Noir to Oregon's burgeoning wine country. But their journey wasn't complete without a winemaker who shared Paul's vision of "letting the land make the wines." Enter Steve Doerner who, after a quarter century of experience, still believes the winemaker's job is to "optimize what nature — the vineyard — provides." In addition to his reputation as a master winemaker with "keen intuition" (possibly from his French heritage), Steve is a biochemist who had been making wine in California. And so with a passion that only wine enthusiasts embrace and a precision that can only come from a chemist and an engineer, the two set out to cultivate their vision, which today, can be seen in the seven distinct vineyards on Cristom's 65 acres. As are most trained scientists, Paul and Steve are keen observers. While they are still advocates of tradition, they continually experiment both in the vineyards and in the cellar. A recent example is the introduction of Viognier to the Willamette Valley. Cristom was one of the first to plant it, even though conventional wisdom assumed the climate was too wet. "We planted it on our sunniest acre and got nice vintages right away," explained Steve. Read less
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Member Reviews for Cristom Mt Jefferson Pinot Noir Wv

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Snooth User: Nathan P
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4.50 5
08/15/2010

A memorable wine, I shared just a half bottle among friends at Flying Fish in Seattle, so the experience was for optimal tasting. It had a harmony of spice and fruit, each multi-layered throughout from nose to finish, an autumnal quality, dry, crisp, smoky, hints of black licorice over cherries.


Snooth User: Alexr79
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4.50 5
10/18/2010

This is silky smooth. It starts with aromas of roses and fresh berries and then rewards the taster with perfectly balanced red and dark fruit flavors. The finish is long and very pleasant


Snooth User: Brender
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4.00 5
09/22/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Cristom Mt Jefferson Pinot Noir Wv

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
05/23/2009

This Pinot Noir is a medium garnet color. On the nose it is showing cola berry, oolong tea and wild berry aromas. It has the 'signature' Mt. Jefferson liveliness on the palate with bright, juicy red cherry flavors that echo on the finish. There are more complex flavors of earth and spice evident on the palate but they need a little time to show through more completely. This Pinot Noir will develop nicely in the short to medium term


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

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This very dark ruby colored Pinot Noir has great fruit expression along with a bit of a floral note on the nose. There is quite a bit of weight to the wine but it has a very smooth texture. A fair amount of acidity and just a touch of tannin and oak contribute to a very long satisfying finish.

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