Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2018 - Domaine Franey
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Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2018
SKU: 10871

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2018

  • v92
  • we91

750ml
$35.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 14%
This Pinot Noir is a medium garnet color. On the nose it is showing cola berry, oolong tea and wild berry aromas. It has the 'signature' Mt. Jefferson liveliness on the palate with bright, juicy red cherry flavors that echo on the finish. There are more complex flavors of earth and spice evident on the palate but they need a little time to show through more completely. This Pinot Noir will develop nicely in the short to medium term.
Vinous
  • v92

Vivid ruby. Vibrant red currant, boysenberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of vanilla, candied flowers and baking spices. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering sappy red and dark berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen and turn sweeter through the midpalate. Delivers solid closing thrust and finishes on a repeating cherry note, with gentle, nicely integrated tannins that add subtle grip.

Josh Raynolds, August 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

An outstanding vintage for this entry-level Pinot, it opens with scents of cranberry and raspberry, leading into pure fruit flavors etched by pineapple acidity. It morphs into a lemon rind flavor and lemon verbena highlight on the palate, while the ripe berry fruit holds through the trailing finish. All native yeast was used, along with 46% whole-cluster fermentation. It spent just under a year in 21% new French oak.

Paul Gregutt, December 1, 2020