CRISTOM Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ‘Louise Vineyard’ 2019

This stunning Pinot Noir from Cristom comes from their oldest vineyard which now is over 25 years old. The wine sees 45% whole cluster fermentation (which I can pick up a bit more in this wine than the others) and 37% new French oak barrels. Red and blue plum, cedary herbs, toasted cinnamon, and a touch of tar explode from the glass. More tart than ripe on the palate, you are greeted with red and black cherry, wet tilled earth, and a hint of toasted baking spice. It’s a nicely balanced wine, with ample acidity and tannin, that will improve over the next year or two and should age for a solid decade. 746 cases produced.

United StatesOregon Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills

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J. YoungDecember, 2021

Find More: OREGON 2019, Oregon Report: Vol. VI (2018-2021)

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