Cristom Pinot Gris Eola Amity Hills Estate 2011

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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 Pinot Gris Eola Amity Hills Estate

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Snooth User: kujolorenth
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4.00 5
07/10/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: ledavis4
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/20/2011

Refreshing with lovely citrus flavors and light acidity. Perfect for any occasion


Snooth User: scottdseaman
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/16/2008

A wonderful dry wine with great flavors that rise above the dryness. Fesh fruits dance with a int of citrus to make a delightful combination to accompany a heavy cream sauce.


External Reviews for Cristom Pinot Gris Eola Amity Hills Estate

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Vintage: 2010 07/27/2012

A Pinot Gris wine from Oregon in USA. 2010 Cristom Pinot Gris 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 07/19/2011

The 2009 Pinot Gris Estate displays aromas of baking spices, melon, and tangerine zest. On the palate there is a trace of residual sugar balanced with lively acidity, a creamy texture, good volume, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink this pleas... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Gris wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Cristom Pinot Gris 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


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Vintage: 2006 02/28/2009

This Pinot Gris is a pale-straw color. It has the aroma of Asian pears, white flowers and green apples along with some mineral notes. On the palate it shows a ripeness, viscosity and concentration that give the impression of fruitiness in a decidedly dry wine. This dry style will make it an excellent accompaniment to a variety of dishes.



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