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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Cristom Reserve Pinot Noir 2001
Cristom Reserve Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 74759)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $40.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

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 pinot 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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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.