Join us on Wednesday April 13th as we taste through one of the finest Oregon Pinot Noir producers, Cristom Winery! We will be pouring the current release that all scored 95+ points as well as a few back vintages from half bottle of their single vineyards. Cristom is one of the best in Oregon and will absolutely not disappoint. We will also be pouring 3oz pours of each wine!
2019 Cristom Mt Jefferson Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills | $47.99
97 Points | James Suckling
The caliber of the 2019 Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir, Cristom's largest-production SKU, is impressive this vintage. Medium ruby-purple, it features savory cranberry sauce, orange peel and tar aromas with tones of dried flowers and spice. The medium-bodied palate offers the pleasing, gently grippy tannins and bright freshness characteristic of Cristom's generous whole-cluster inclusion, and it finishes with intense, layered fruits and floral accents.
2019 Cristom Cuvee Louis Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills | $84.99
95 Points | James Suckling
The 2019 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard has a medium ruby color and takes some time to open up its delicate scents of wild red and black berries, prosciutto, aniseed and potpourri. Seamless and ethereal, the palate is light-bodied and silky with a flourish of dark spices and a long, savory finish.
2019 Cristom Cuvee Marjorie Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills | $84.99
96 Points | Vinous
Bright ruby-red. Assertive red berry, cherry, lavender and incense scents show outstanding clarity and spicy lift. Concentrated yet nervy black raspberry, cherry cola, spice cake and floral pastille flavors pick up a hint of smokiness. A discreet blood orange nuance adds refreshing cut to the strikingly long finish, which features polished tannins and reverberating spice and floral notes. 50% whole clusters and 48% new French oak. Best After 2025.
2016 Cristom Cuvee Eileen Pinot Noir 375ml, Eola-Amity Hills | $36.99
95 Points | James Suckling
Very alluring, spice-laced, ripe red and black cherries, making a complex statement on the nose. The succulent and focused palate has a very considered feel with impressive balance and a long and focused, cherry core that delivers detailed textural allure. Drink or hold.
2016 Cristom Cuvee Jessie Pinot Noir 375ml Half Bottle, Eola-Amity Hills | $36.99
95+ Points | Robert Parker
Medium ruby colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard is a touch reticent on the nose, opening to broody scents of black cherries and licorice with notes of herbs, Bergamot and grated baking spice with earthy touches of soil and wet leaves. Medium to full-bodied and wonderfully silky in the mouth, it's packed with layers of ripe fruit, spice and earth. It gives fine, firm tannins and mouth watering acidity, finishing very long and very layered. This is wonderfully complex with loads of layers—give it some time in bottle to show its best.