Cristom Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 12917
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Winemaker's Notes

This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir has a complex, deep nose of sweet, ripe black fruits along with rich, spicy, and slightly tarry notes. The flavors are deep and concentrated with spice and ripe currants mingling with the vanilla and smoke of the oak barrels. This wine finishes quite long, but it is accompanied by slightly rough tannins that should smooth out with some additional bottle aging.

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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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