Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 86300
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

Our first release from this vineyard was in 2000. This is the youngest and probably the last of our estate Pinot Noir vineyards that we have developed. Starting around 700 feet in elevation, it is also our highest vineyard. We began planting it in 1997 to a variety of clones at a density of 2300 vines to the acre. It is a selection of our favorite barrels from the vineyard and consists of Dijon clones 114, 115 and 777.

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Utilizing Old World winemaking techniques - whole clusters, native yeast fermentation, and gentle and minimal handling - Cristom handcrafts wines that are smooth, elegant and subtle. These characteristics have earned Cristom distinction among wine enthusiasts and industry leaders alike, including being named 'Best New World Red' by Decanter magazine. Our 65-acre estate in...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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