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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 114714)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deeply-ruby-colored, like all of our 2008 wines, and darkly-fruited like all of our 2008 wines, the bouquet of Eileen Vineyard is distinguished by aromas of mint, black licorice and chervil. The wine is savory on the palate, more than fruity, with a gorgeous and mouthwatering texture. It's very easy to say that this wine will evolve in a positive direction for many years.
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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.