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Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard 2009Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard 2009
gz4843315$40.70
Size: 750ml.
Country: USA
Region: Oregon

WS 88 WA 92 IWC 92


The darkest, deepest, and most savory of the single vineyard wines. It is displaying some rare-beef notes (as in carpaccio) among the darker red fruits. Wood aromas along the range of vanilla-caramel-butterscotch are faintly evident from the barrel flavors that are still integrating in this young pinot. It has a juicy and mouthwatering texture, a pleasurable core of sweet fruit and exquisite balance. Jessie is approachable now and will continue to evolve with some short to mid-term cellaring.

Reviews:

"This is light and airy, with cherry and raspberry fruit that finishes with an earthy tone, but still refreshing and lively. Drink now through 2013. 801 cases made. –HS" -Rated 88, Wine Spectator

"The 2006 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard is crimson-colored with an alluring nose of wood smoke, mineral, plum, and black cherry. This leads to a dense, structured wine with plump succulent fruit, a smooth-texture, and a lengthy finish. Drink it from 2010 to 2018. Continuity is the custom at Cristom Vineyards where the founder Paul Gerrie remains at the helm and the original winemaker, Steve Doerner still fashions world-class Pinot Noirs. " -Rated 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

" Light, bright red. Deeper and darker than the Eileen, offering black raspberry, cherry pit and dried rose aromas; spiciness builds with air and carries onto the palate. Fresh blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by zesty minerality. Finishes silky and impressively long, with no obvious tannins, a repeating spicy quality, and lingering notes of cherry skin and anise." -Rated 92, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar