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Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

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Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Tasting Notes

Eileen Vineyard, named after co-founder Eileen Gerrie, is situated at the highest elevation on the original Cristom estate rising to over 735 feet with commanding views of the Cascade Range to the east and the Oregon Coast Range to the west. Perched at the crest of the Eola Hills, Eileen Vineyard is defined by the cold, Pacific Ocean winds and dramatic volcanic soil variation from ancient basalt flows. Among the most geologically complex sites on the farm and Cristom’s most wind-swept vines, the fruit from Eileen can be structured, vibrant and persistent.

Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Points

A deep saturated ruby, the 2021 Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard is more aromatically reserved initially but opens in the glass to emerging notes of rocky earth, ripe black and blue fruit, and wild herbs. It already displays a tension aromatically that carries over to the palate, where the wine is full-bodied, with a weightless feel, ripe, well-structured tannins, and a tension-packed, ripe core. It has a nervous energy at this stage that bodes well for significant aging potential over the next 15 to 20 years. It’s a remarkable wine that demands aging time.

Pairing Notes

Pairs well with asian cuisine, vegetables, light cheese, salmon, and smoked meat.

Product Details

Type

Red

Grape

Pinot Noir

Year

2021

Country

United States

State

Oregon

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