This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir has a complex, deep nose of sweet, ripe black fruits along with rich, spicy, and slightly tarry notes. The flavors are deep and concentrated with spice and ripe currants mingling with the vanilla and smoke of the oak barrels. This wine finishes quite long, but it is accompanied by slightly rough tannins that should smooth out with some additional bottle aging.
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.