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Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard 2009Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard 2009
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Size: 750ml.
Country: USA
Region: Oregon

WS 92 WA 92 IWC 91


This youthful 2006 Eileen is displaying aromas of wild blueberry, cherry and cola berry, along with a little ‘red-rope’ licorice . The wine is straightforward and balanced with a rich and creamy appeal on the palate. It shows a bit of caramel–mocha flavor that may be the wood marrying to the body of the wine. It has a sweet and persistent finish. More will be revealed with a couple of years in your cellar.

Reviews:

"Bright and lively, offering a juicy mouthful of tayberry, spice and violet blossom flavors that linger enticingly on the lithe finish. The tannins are well-integrated, and this keeps zinging through the aftertaste. Best from 2010 through 2016. 841 cases made. –HS" -Rated 92, Wine Spectator

"The 2006 Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard is medium/dark ruby with aromas of pain grille, damp earth, black cherry, and black raspberry. It is richer and denser than the preceding wines with enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years. This savory effort will be at its best from 2011-2020. 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. Sexy red berry, baking spice and floral aromas are complemented by cinnamon, mace and mocha. Red berry flavors are light in body, silky and well focused, with no bitter or edgy qualities. The clean finish features slow-building minerality. I like the understated character of this wine." -Rated 91, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar