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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 109360)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tasted after a year in bottle, Eileen is showing beautifully with loads of ripe-red-raspberry fruit on the nose. It is layered and textured, offering very pleasant tongue-caressing tannins on the palate. Sweet spices and a creamy oak flavor echo on the elegant and persistent finish. This is a lissome wine that will gain complexity in your cellar over the short to medium term.
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About Cristom Vineyards:

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 the Eola Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley offers a long growing season, mild climate, warm winds and ancient volcanic soils that make it ideally suited to grow Pinot Noir and other traditional French varietals.