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Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.122 ratings
9.26 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
MaJ CappS

Strawberry cotton candied bramble of a nose.

Light bodied, with colorful layers of acidity. Specific, precise fruits show themselves one by one, bing cherry, fresh off the bush raspberry, fresh off the bush blueberry, hints of cola. The acidity is so well integrated, it picks up dead center and follows through way past the end, a finish to a finish, if you would. This is an excellent wine. Cris and Tom have never let me down.

Strawberry cotton candied bramble of a nose.

Light bodied, with colorful layers of acidity. Specific, precise fruits show themselves one by one, bing cherry, fresh off the bush raspberry, fresh off the bush blueberry, hints of cola. The acidity is so well integrated, it picks up dead center and follows through way past the end, a finish to a finish, if you would. This is an excellent wine. Cris and Tom have never let me down.

Jan 27th, 2019
Anna Vocaturo

Black currant, forest floor, button mushroom, cranberry. Not only do I love the people who make this wine, I love everything Cristom does- time after time this wine never disappoints. I want to drink this with every holiday meal! #oregonpinotnoir @cristomwine #cristom #willamettevalley

Black currant, forest floor, button mushroom, cranberry. Not only do I love the people who make this wine, I love everything Cristom does- time after time this wine never disappoints. I want to drink this with every holiday meal! #oregonpinotnoir @cristomwine #cristom #willamettevalley

Dec 16th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Earth and fruit. Aromatic. From half bottle.

Earth and fruit. Aromatic. From half bottle.

Aug 7th, 2018
MaJ CappS

Smells of berry, cinnamon, Coffee.

Light to medium, with twigs and branches, christmas pepper berries, tip of the tongue acidity. The balance will certainly be better in a few years, I am totally drinking this way too young. Long day of flying, I do not recommend the hot read chile sauce I picked up this am with this wine. That’s for breakfast.

Smells of berry, cinnamon, Coffee.

Light to medium, with twigs and branches, christmas pepper berries, tip of the tongue acidity. The balance will certainly be better in a few years, I am totally drinking this way too young. Long day of flying, I do not recommend the hot read chile sauce I picked up this am with this wine. That’s for breakfast.

Jul 16th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

My favorite Mt. Jefferson bottle so far, which comes as no surprise; the 2016 vintage is one for the ages. This screams brambly raspberry, savory spice and taut minerality but there is a deft restraint on the palate that I find here even in the most effusive and ripe of vintages. Fresh, vibrant, classy. Simply a lovely Pinot Noir.

My favorite Mt. Jefferson bottle so far, which comes as no surprise; the 2016 vintage is one for the ages. This screams brambly raspberry, savory spice and taut minerality but there is a deft restraint on the palate that I find here even in the most effusive and ripe of vintages. Fresh, vibrant, classy. Simply a lovely Pinot Noir.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2019
RustyR

Open

Open

Feb 17th, 2019
Vinod Peris

My kind of Pinot Noir.

My kind of Pinot Noir.

Feb 11th, 2019
Stuart Pollack

Disappointing but passable Pinot Noir. Nice nose, but too acidic in flavor, and some petrol too that shouldn’t be present. Not worth the price.

Disappointing but passable Pinot Noir. Nice nose, but too acidic in flavor, and some petrol too that shouldn’t be present. Not worth the price.

Jan 19th, 2019
Kira Waite

Surprisingly good

Surprisingly good

Jan 1st, 2019
Ryan Gunter

2016 tasted 12/2018. Light bodied, ruby red. Nose of earth and red cherries, cola. Palate follows the nose. Greater concentration of fruit and acid in this than that of the Eileen Vineyard cuvée from the same year, which gives this a longer, more pleasant finish.

2016 tasted 12/2018. Light bodied, ruby red. Nose of earth and red cherries, cola. Palate follows the nose. Greater concentration of fruit and acid in this than that of the Eileen Vineyard cuvée from the same year, which gives this a longer, more pleasant finish.

Dec 18th, 2018