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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2004
Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 87687)

PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Mt. Jefferson is showing a light garnet color. It is precocious, especially for Mt. Jefferson, which typically takes a few months to come around. It has rich aromas of ripe raspberries and cassis. The wine has a rich mouth-feel with loads of red fruits that include strawberry, raspberry and cherries. It is lively, persistent on the finish, and has a youthful complexity that will certainly develop over time."
— Steve Doerner
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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.