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Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • ST 91
  • RP 90
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Winemaker Notes

Jessie, named for Paul's paternal grandmother, is Cristom's steepest vineyard. It is the most diverse of the vineyards because it has the most variable soils and altitudes. The first release was the 1998 vintage

Tasted with a year of bottle age, Jessie shows darker red fruits on the nose that mingle pleasantly with scents of tobacco leaf, plum and leather that reminded us of a new baseball glove. On the palate Jessie displays the classic Cristom... View More

Critical Acclaim

ST 91
International Wine Cellar

Bright red. Raspberry and cherry-cola on the nose, with complicating notes of vanilla bean and Asian spices. Supple, round and quite exotic today, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and strong spiciness. Finishes with lingering notes of dark fruits, cherry-cola and sweet vanillin oak spice. The most primary of this set of 2007s today; I'd come back to it in a couple of years.

RP 90
The Wine Advocate

The 2007 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard favors the darker fruit side of the spectrum. Cedar, earth notes, black cherry and black raspberry scents lead to a savory wine with emerging spice and mineral notes and a solid core of black fruit. It has enough ripe tannin to blossom for another 1-2 years. Drink it from 2011 to 2019. Continuity and consistency are the keys at Cristom; same family ownership, same winemaking team with Steve Doerner at the helm.

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Cristom, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Utilizing Old World winemaking techniques - whole clusters, native yeast fermentation, and gentle and minimal handling - Cristom handcrafts wines that are smooth, elegant and subtle.

These characteristics have earned Cristom distinction among wine enthusiasts and industry leaders alike, including being named 'Best New World Red' by Decanter magazine.

Our 65-acre estate in the Eola Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley offers a long growing season, mild climate, warm winds and ancient volcanic soils that make it ideally suited to grow Pinot Noir and other traditional French varietals.