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Cristom MT JEFFERSON CUVEE Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2021 750ml

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It’s so silky, supple and delicious with very fine tannins. I like the savory tightness and minerality. _read more

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Clive Pursehouse writes:  Made from 62% estate fruit and spending 11 months in barrel, this is Cristom's appellation wine, and it more than delivers, as they take the same approach they do with their single-vineyard bottlings. Bright and open aromatics of red berries, spearmint and savoury herbs. The palate is light and fresh with ample structure owing to the Eola-Amity spice and Cristom's whole structure approach—flavours of blue and red berries, savoury thyme and crushed basalt minerality.  Drinking 2023 - 2030   - Decanter 93

James Suckling writes:  Pretty notes of mulberries, spiced cherries, cloves and tea leaves. Some mushroom. It’s so silky, supple and delicious with very fine tannins. I like the savory tightness and minerality. Some rusty hints, too. Tight finish. 43% whole cluster. Drink from 2024.  - James Suckling 94

Audrey Frick writes:  The flagship wine of the house, the jeweled rub-colored 2021 Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is flush with pure primary fruit up front, including notes of ripe wild cherry, crushed flowers, and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, it displays good purity and ripeness on the palate, with mouth-filling fruit and a clean finish. Long on the palate, this is a killer value to drink over the next 5-7 years.  Drinking 2023 - 2030  - Jeb Dunnuck 92+

Samantha Cole-Johnson writes:  Pale purple turning to ruby. Vibrant nose with black and red fruit, violets and a forest-floor earthiness. The palate is still coiled tight with racy acidity, fine tannin and a pleasing spicy whole-bunch character. Less concentration than the 2022 Mt Jefferson but very pleasing with a lengthy fresh finish.  - Jancis Robinson 18.5

 

Winemaker Notes

The 2021 vintage may come to be defined by the near storybook ending to the growing season that allowed the vines to preserve fresh fruit characters in concentrated clusters and achieve greater balance in the wines in one of the driest years in company history. Overall, the 2021 vintage may reveal itself to be one of the greats of the last ten years. 

Aromatically the wine is red and blackberry driven, perfumed with fine vanilla cake, damp forest floor, and violets. On the palate, the wine is juicy and full, with perfectly ripened berry fruits, well-integrated tannins, and mulling spices.

 

Wine Information:

Country: United States

Region: Oregon

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Variety: Pinot Noir

Type: Reds

Size:

 

The 2021 vintage may come to be defined by the near storybook ending to the growing season that allowed the vines to preserve fresh fruit characters in concentrated clusters and achieve greater balance in the wines in one of the driest years in company history. Overall, the 2021 vintage may reveal itself to be one of the greats of the last ten years.

Aromatically the wine is red and blackberry driven, perfumed with fine vanilla cake, damp forest floor, and violets. On the palate, the wine is juicy and full, with perfectly ripened berry fruits, well-integrated tannins, and mulling spices.

Clive Pursehouse writes: Made from 62% estate fruit and spending 11 months in barrel, this is Cristom's appellation wine, and it more than delivers, as they take the same approach they do with their single-vineyard bottlings. Bright and open aromatics of red berries, spearmint and savoury herbs. The palate is light and fresh with ample structure owing to the Eola-Amity spice and Cristom's whole structure approach—flavours of blue and red berries, savoury thyme and crushed basalt minerality. Drinking 2023 - 2030 - Decanter 93

James Suckling writes: Pretty notes of mulberries, spiced cherries, cloves and tea leaves. Some mushroom. It’s so silky, supple and delicious with very fine tannins. I like the savory tightness and minerality. Some rusty hints, too. Tight finish. 43% whole cluster. Drink from 2024. - James Suckling 94

Audrey Frick writes: The flagship wine of the house, the jeweled rub-colored 2021 Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is flush with pure primary fruit up front, including notes of ripe wild cherry, crushed flowers, and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, it displays good purity and ripeness on the palate, with mouth-filling fruit and a clean finish. Long on the palate, this is a killer value to drink over the next 5-7 years. Drinking 2023 - 2030 - Jeb Dunnuck 92+