Cristom MT Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2016 | 90pts. Robert Parker
REGION / COUNTRY | Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.A.
VARIETAL | Pinot Noir
VINTAGE | 2016
VOLUME | 750ml
FOOD MATCH | Roasted duck or squab, filet mignon, and surprisingly it would also pair quite well with lamb accompanied by mustard seed or mint. This could also be a great wine for Thanksgiving dinner as it’s just delicate enough for turkey, but will stand up to the side dishes, even stuffing with sausage.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 pts.
The 2016 Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby with a hint of purple. It has a lovely spicy nose of Bing cherries, red licorice, cranberries and black cherries over a core of cardamom, wet leaves, Bergamot and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied and silky textured, it has wonderful concentration of dark fruits in the mouth with great layers of earth and spice—wet leaves, mushroom, clove—with firm tannins to hold up all those layers and delightfully juicy acidity to carry the long, spicy finish.
James Suckling 93pts.
Seductively floral red-fruit and sweet-spice complexity to this cleverly styled, quality pinot noir. The palate has an x-factor textural quality that holds firm and long, but does so in an ethereal, elegant mode. Seductive, playful finish. Great value. Drink or hold.
Wine Enthusiast 91pts.
Cristom's multivineyard blend is a polished effort that overdelivers for the price. Spicy and pungently herbal aromas lead into flavors of tart strawberry and peppery herb. The leaf and bark aspect is forceful but nicely integrated, and the structure suggests aging this a few years for optimal drinking.