Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvee United States Oregon Oregon Pinot Noir Red 2005
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This very well may be one of the best example of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir on the market. Cristom has shunned the popular method of over-extraction and has created a wine that can be described as nothing less than elegant. Fresh black cherry, rose, smoke, pepper and Bucheron rind meld perfectly together atop this Pinot's satin body. Its many nuances will keep you searching for adjectives to describe until the final sip.
One of Cristom's wonderful 7 woman-designated vineyards in the Willamette Valley. In the word's of Steve Tanzer's reviewer Josh Raynolds, the Louise style is "crisp and bracing with red berry flavors showing excellent precision taking on a darker cassis quality as the wine builds with aeration. The sweet fruit notes linger impressively on the vibrant finish."