Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017
SKU: 50812

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017


750ml

$49.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is a blend of the Cristom estate Pinot Noir vineyards along with fruit we source from neighboring vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The vineyard sites we have thoughtfully selected over the years are planted on a variety of soil types, elevations and aspects and represent the Willamette Valley Appellation as a broader whole. The vineyards are farmed by committed winegrowers we are proud to partner with, some for more than two decades, each and every one making a contribution to the 'Mt. Jeff". Each vineyard site adds to the character, fruit and structure of the wine, giving Mt. Jeff its deserved reputation as one of the most stylistically consistent Pinot Noirs in the world. After tasting multiple times through every lot of the vintage, it is the 'Mt. Jeff' blend that their original winemaker crafts first. Whole-cluster fermentations by native yeast followed by extended aging in French oak are the hallmarks of the Cristom winemaking style. This wine ages in barrel for twelve months and can stylistically be the most fresh and approachable of the Cristom Pinot Noirs in its youth. You can call it your 'school-night' Pinot.
  • js93

James SucklingAn attractive array of rich red to dark cherries that delivers a fine layer of perfume and a wealth of bright raspberries and red cherries. The palate is subtly earthy and gently spicy with a very plush and assertive core of blueberries and red cherries. Smooth, supple and very energetic. Drink over the next six to eight years."

  • ws92

Wine SpectatorExpressive strawberry blossom and raspberry aromas open to elegantly structured cherry and spicy cinnamon flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 9,835 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2019
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastBlack cherries and a broad streak of cola set up a big-shouldered wine that brings plenty of pleasure. All native yeast was used in the 47% whole-cluster fermentation. The wine spent just under a year in 20% new French oak, adding a frame of charred toast around the finish.

Paul Gregutt, December 1, 2019