Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 86301
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • ST92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

This estate vineyard is on our steepest slope. It is a selection of our favorite barrels from the vineyard. We began planting the Jessie vineyard in 1994 at a density of 2300 vines per acre. Today this vineyard consists of Dijon Clones 113,114,115,667 and 777 as well as the Pommard clone. The site has an east, southeast slope and is comprised primarily of Nikia soil, which is volcanic in origin.

Critical Acclaim

"The intensely floral, red fruit aromas of the 2002 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard lead to a lush, concentrated personality that is awash in fruit. This fleshy, softly-textured, medium-bodied wine has gorgeous power, texture, and length. Its engaging, expressive character reveals loads of red cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and hints of strawberries which linger in its long, harmonious finish."
92 Points

"Pale red. Exotic floral, spicy nose incorporates raspberry, blackberry, orange zest, maple syrup, gingerbread, cinnamon and fresh rose aromas. Shows a suave, elegant texture, with bright, high-pitched flavors of red berries, smoked game and Asian spices. This had me thinking about high-end premier cru from Vosne-Romanee. There's nothing at all heavy about this wine, which finishes long and spicy, with mouthwatering acidity."
92 Points

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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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