Cristom Vineyards Willamette Valley
Established in 1992, this small operation is now producing a range of excellent Pinot Noirs and some good whites. As well as the lightly oaked, quite restrained Chardonnay and floral Viognier there is a stylish, mineral-scented Pinot Gris and most recently a Syrah. The main focus is Pinot Noir, produced in a number of cuvées and from a number of estate-owned single vineyards. The Mount Jefferson Cuvée comes from a number of sites around the Valley. Impressive single-vineyard bottlings come from Louise, Eileen, Jessie and Marjorie, Louise the biggest and fullest of the wines. The Reserve is mainly sourced from the four estate vineyards. A barrel selection, it is a full, opulent style, which gets extended cask-ageing. The top Pinot is the Signature Cuvée, a special selection. Expect to age the Pinots successfully in the short to medium term over four to six years. (DM)
❁ Cristom Vineyards Willamette Valley www.cristomwines.com
Gerrie family Spring Valley Road, NW Salem, OR 97304
Tel: 503 375-3068 Fax: 503 391-7057
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