Cristom Mount Jefferson Pinot Noir 2013
Made with a blend of grapes from each of the estate vineyards, and top quality fruit traded or purchased from neighboring vineyards, the Mt. Jefferson Cuvee conveys a rich diversity of place, deserving of its repuation as one of the most expansive yet stylistically consistent Pinot Noirs.
Bright, red fruit aromatics, elegant, balanced tannins and persistent acidity. Impressions of pomegranate, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, cocoa powder and sweet pipe tobacco along with earthy and dusty notes that are complex and intriguing.
"Cristom releases six different pinots each year and this cuvee is a blend of fruit from its vineyards and others in the Willamette Valley. A beautifully crafted wine, it‘s reminiscent of good burgundy: bright and cool berry and cherry characters on the nose with a pleasing note of sap in the background. The palate is very even and elegant, finely shaped and of subtly complex and persistent flavours. It‘s very pretty and an easy wine to love."
Frank Wilden, The Australian Newspaper, Feb 9, 2017.
Wine Enthusiast – retty is the word that comes to mind upon sniffing and sipping this wine, with its beguiling strawberry and cherry fruit. It gathers strength in its core, while maintaining an elegant, well-structured acid/tannin frame. It's an outstanding value in Oregon Pinot from a top producer.
James Suckling – Aromas of walnuts, berries and spices with hints of orange peel. Full-bodied with a soft texture and chewy tannins. A juicy and delicious wine already. Needs a year or two to soften. Better in 2018 – 94 points, James Suckling.com November 2016
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The Mt Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir, which contains around 50% whole cluster fruit, has a lively, wild strawberry and candied orange peel scented bouquet, a touch of freshly sliced tangerine in the background. This is a vivacious bouquet with more intensity than the 2013. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, lithe tannin. This is nicely balanced with good grip in the mouth, the 15% new oak nicely integrated with a subtle saline note towards the earthy finish. This is a great value.. NM 90 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 30th June, 2016
In a mixed or straight case: $94.99