Cristom Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Jessie Vineyard 2018 375ml

Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
JS 99
WA 94
V 93
W&S 93
14.0% ABV
Item # 340111

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375ml
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99 points James Suckling: "This dramatically steep site delivers a wine of real personality and distinctiveness. The nose has a very layered mix of red cherries and berries with some plums, leaves, dry stones, forest wood and a wealth of sweetly fragrant spices. The palate holds such intensity and concentrated flavor with striking focus and drive. Mouthwateringly fresh red-cherry flavors are delivered in essence-like mode and hold long, on a super vibrant, explosive finish. The star of 2018 at Cristom and indeed for Willamette Valley pinot per se. Drink or hold. (8/22/21)"

94 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard was made with 46% whole clusters and aged 17 months in 51% new French oak. Medium ruby, it has an incredible perfume of broody earth, licorice and lilac with concentrated blueberry and cranberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate is silky and expansive, offering loads of perfume and powerful fruit in a seamless, feathery frame, finishing very long. What a beauty! 859 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2026. (Dec 2020)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Limpid ruby-red. Ripe red berries, cherry cola, exotic spices and a hint of potpourri on the deeply perfumed nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering spice-tinged black raspberry, cherry liqueur and rose pastille flavors complemented by subtle licorice and mocha nuances. A smoky quality builds with air and carries through a long, youthfully tannic finish that echoes the cherry note. Drink: 2023-2031. (Aug 2020)"

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Named for Paul Gerrie’s grandmother, Jessie is an 11-acre vineyard that’s among the Willamette’s steepest. In 2018, the wine leads with a smoky, austere expression of those shallow soils, viewed through a lens of cluster spice. But bright, warm cherry flavor comes bursting through the austere frame, mouthfilling and delicious. This is still far from peak expression; cellar it. 840 cases. (Oct 2020)"
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99 points James Suckling: "This dramatically steep site delivers a wine of real personality and distinctiveness. The nose has a very layered mix of red cherries and berries with some plums, leaves, dry stones, forest wood and a wealth of sweetly fragrant spices. The palate holds such intensity and concentrated flavor with striking focus and drive. Mouthwateringly fresh red-cherry flavors are delivered in essence-like mode and hold long, on a super vibrant, explosive finish. The star of 2018 at Cristom and indeed for Willamette Valley pinot per se. Drink or hold. (8/22/21)"

94 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard was made with 46% whole clusters and aged 17 months in 51% new French oak. Medium ruby, it has an incredible perfume of broody earth, licorice and lilac with concentrated blueberry and cranberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate is silky and expansive, offering loads of perfume and powerful fruit in a seamless, feathery frame, finishing very long. What a beauty! 859 cases produced. Drink: 2020-2026. (Dec 2020)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Limpid ruby-red. Ripe red berries, cherry cola, exotic spices and a hint of potpourri on the deeply perfumed nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering spice-tinged black raspberry, cherry liqueur and rose pastille flavors complemented by subtle licorice and mocha nuances. A smoky quality builds with air and carries through a long, youthfully tannic finish that echoes the cherry note. Drink: 2023-2031. (Aug 2020)"

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Named for Paul Gerrie’s grandmother, Jessie is an 11-acre vineyard that’s among the Willamette’s steepest. In 2018, the wine leads with a smoky, austere expression of those shallow soils, viewed through a lens of cluster spice. But bright, warm cherry flavor comes bursting through the austere frame, mouthfilling and delicious. This is still far from peak expression; cellar it. 840 cases. (Oct 2020)"
Product SKU 340111
Producer Cristom
Country United States
Region Oregon
SubRegion Willamette Valley
Appellation Eola-Amity Hills
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 375ml
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
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