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Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2009

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $29.99
Item No. 112969
  • ST90
  • WS90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • ST90
  • 2002
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Produced since 1994, Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is regularly rated one of the most popular Pinot Noirs on restaurant wine lists across the country. Made with a blend of grapes from each of the estate vineyards and top quality fruit traded or purchased from neighboring vineyards, the Mt. Jefferson Cuvée conveys a rich diversity of place, deserving of its reputation as one of the most expansive yet stylistically consistent Pinot Noirs in the world.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright and jazzy, with a lovely apricot edge to the red berry and spice flavors, dancing a lively jig as the finish persists. Has deftness and charm, too. Drink now through 2018. 5,936 cases made."
90 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Spice-accented red berries on the nose, with subtle smoke and floral notes adding complexity. ?Juicy and precise, with good depth to its strawberry and raspberry flavors. Finishes dry, stony and precise, with very good clarity and clinging florality"
90 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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