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Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.156 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
Daniel P. Drake

Wednesday night and I have opened the 2016 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, Oregon.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, matchbook, smoke, wet leaves and earth.

On the palate there is bing cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, spice, hibiscus and earth.

This wine is medium bodied and a smooth mouthfeel with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that moves into a medium to long spicy dark fruit finish. Only two more days left to the work week and then the weekend. Stay safe and have a great rest of the week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Wednesday night and I have opened the 2016 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, Oregon.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, matchbook, smoke, wet leaves and earth.

On the palate there is bing cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, spice, hibiscus and earth.

This wine is medium bodied and a smooth mouthfeel with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that moves into a medium to long spicy dark fruit finish. Only two more days left to the work week and then the weekend. Stay safe and have a great rest of the week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Dec 5th, 2019
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.0

Slightly hazy appearance, and slightly muted color, aromas of tar and ash, clearly #oregonpinotnoir

Slightly hazy appearance, and slightly muted color, aromas of tar and ash, clearly #oregonpinotnoir

Sep 19th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

The most reliably beautiful, complex and full of Oregonness Pinot there is

The most reliably beautiful, complex and full of Oregonness Pinot there is

Apr 26th, 2019
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
Maggie Harrison

lush, rich

lush, rich

2 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 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
Jason Schick

Medium to bold Pinot with a hint of pepper.

Medium to bold Pinot with a hint of pepper.

Sep 12th, 2019