Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017 - Vine Republic
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Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017

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Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017
$29.98

SKU 851573001112

750ml

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#73 Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019

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.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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James SucklingThe nose is fresh and shows great depth with raspberry crumble, dried wild strawberries, orange peel and milk chocolate shavings. Medium- to full-bodied with lots of spicy, crunchy red fruit, tangy acidity, firm tannins and a long finish. So good now but better in 2019.

December 2017
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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
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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