Cristom

Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.1104 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
John Willison

Light burgundy color. Crushed raspberry, cherry, and a bit of mushroom and damp earth. Lingering finish. Opens over time.

Light burgundy color. Crushed raspberry, cherry, and a bit of mushroom and damp earth. Lingering finish. Opens over time.

Oct 17th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

The bright freshness and fruit-forward personality of the Mt Jefferson cuvée is spot-on year after year, making it a quintessential Willamette blend. Sweet red berries, roses, baking spice and just enough savory component to bring your nose down into the dirt. Just a tad saline and rustic. The open and approachable young-drinking nature of this wine gives it a very broad appeal.

The bright freshness and fruit-forward personality of the Mt Jefferson cuvée is spot-on year after year, making it a quintessential Willamette blend. Sweet red berries, roses, baking spice and just enough savory component to bring your nose down into the dirt. Just a tad saline and rustic. The open and approachable young-drinking nature of this wine gives it a very broad appeal.

2 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2018
Owen Martin

Excellent Pinot. 2015 opened in 2019!

Excellent Pinot. 2015 opened in 2019!

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2019
Daniel Liu

Very sweet and definitely earthy. Not sure about the bazooka wrapper

Very sweet and definitely earthy. Not sure about the bazooka wrapper

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

Cherry, red plum, bazooka wrapper, rose petal, stems, thyme, iron, earth. Delicious!

Cherry, red plum, bazooka wrapper, rose petal, stems, thyme, iron, earth. Delicious!

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.9

Lush and inviting, trying to please many. And successfully doing just that.

Lush and inviting, trying to please many. And successfully doing just that.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Earthy, smoky, brambly ripe raspberry. Herbal and mossy notes.

Earthy, smoky, brambly ripe raspberry. Herbal and mossy notes.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2018
Flora Bokma

I most frequently drink California Pinot Noirs. There is quite a big difference between the California PN and Oregon PN. First the color. A California wine will be darker in the glass. This Cristom is pale and purple with hint of rust, but very transparent. it is also more acidic. A California PN is actually quite bold and rich. The Cristom is more complex, I would say, because it is light, but yet it has depth. It is hard to classify because it seems to bounce from left to right ( like the political opinions of some!). It finishes long . I think I could acquire a taste for this stuff. But, for now, it is new and still up for further scrutiny.

I most frequently drink California Pinot Noirs. There is quite a big difference between the California PN and Oregon PN. First the color. A California wine will be darker in the glass. This Cristom is pale and purple with hint of rust, but very transparent. it is also more acidic. A California PN is actually quite bold and rich. The Cristom is more complex, I would say, because it is light, but yet it has depth. It is hard to classify because it seems to bounce from left to right ( like the political opinions of some!). It finishes long . I think I could acquire a taste for this stuff. But, for now, it is new and still up for further scrutiny.

Apr 11th, 2020
Pam Hoadley

Very smooth wine - with Ann and Mark

Very smooth wine - with Ann and Mark

Dec 8th, 2018
Brooke Swalm

Cristom pinots never disappoint.

Cristom pinots never disappoint.

Nov 4th, 2018