Cristom Reserve Pinot Noir 1997

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 11879
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

This deep garnet colored wine has an aroma of ripe fruit, cinnamon and cloves with hints of leather and tobacco. The palate is a complex mingling of good pint noir fruit, oak, and spice. This wine has a creamy texture with a slight impression of sweetness often associated with our Reserve bottling. It is beautifully balanced and has a very persistent finish. Further bottle age will no doubt add another dimension to this already complex wine.

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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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