Cristom Vineyards

Pinot Noir 'Mt. Jefferson Cuvee'

Pinot Noir 'Mt. Jefferson Cuvee', Cristom

Certified LIVE Sustainable
• 100% Pinot Noir
• Sourced from 22 vineyard sites with 52% estate from Cristom Vineyards
• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted
• 100% Native yeast fermentation
• 40% whole-cluster
• 1-3 punch-downs daily in a 7-ton open-top fermenter
• Gently pressed in a pneumatic bladder press and moved to barrel by gravity
• Full malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Aged 11 months in French oak (30% new)
• 9,665 cases produced
• 13.5% abv

Info

Vintage:
2019
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Eola-Amity Hills
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-CRI-01-19 12/750ml
Magnum US-CRI-01-19M 6/1500ml

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
95
Date
2021-12-16
"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."
James Suckling
Score
97
Date
2021-07-24
"This is very seductive on the nose with ripe strawberry, spice, flowers and hints of cloves. Full-bodied, but very reserved and tight with chewy, polished tannins and a long, long finish. Racy and structured. Try after 2024."