Cristom

Sommers Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.1302 ratings
9.367 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Joe Paradise

Theres a sort of charred cedar/sassafrass on the nose that seems to weave through the wines of this vineyard and very pronounced here. Pallette is supple, good structure and grilled cherries, wild herbs on the finish. This wine almost dances in a way thats graceful but also untamed. Anyways, its damn good.

Theres a sort of charred cedar/sassafrass on the nose that seems to weave through the wines of this vineyard and very pronounced here. Pallette is supple, good structure and grilled cherries, wild herbs on the finish. This wine almost dances in a way thats graceful but also untamed. Anyways, its damn good.

Jul 17th, 2017
Stuart Robinson

Superb Pinot. At five retaining a presence of fruit, the balanced back palate acidity working beautifully with a range of dishes.

Superb Pinot. At five retaining a presence of fruit, the balanced back palate acidity working beautifully with a range of dishes.

Mar 25th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

On the nose, savory grilled meats, bright mid & dark red fruits with black cherry licorice. Nice evolution but for me, this will continue to improve with time. Better in 2-3 more years. It's savory on the palate with grilled meats mirroring the nose. Fruits are darker on palate than the nose. Starts with ripe blackberries, dark cherries, plum followed by cherries and strawberries. Dry dark roses and fresh violets, red & black licorice, rich dark earth, subtle spice & baking spices with decent acidity and a polished fruit finish. A strong value at $24.99.

On the nose, savory grilled meats, bright mid & dark red fruits with black cherry licorice. Nice evolution but for me, this will continue to improve with time. Better in 2-3 more years. It's savory on the palate with grilled meats mirroring the nose. Fruits are darker on palate than the nose. Starts with ripe blackberries, dark cherries, plum followed by cherries and strawberries. Dry dark roses and fresh violets, red & black licorice, rich dark earth, subtle spice & baking spices with decent acidity and a polished fruit finish. A strong value at $24.99.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Scott Herrmann

Bright red fruit, dried lavender, and a touch of vanilla. Pop it now if you have it.

Bright red fruit, dried lavender, and a touch of vanilla. Pop it now if you have it.

Sep 5th, 2016
Stewart Cameron

Love these wines!

Love these wines!

Nov 30th, 2015
Marshall Jorgensen

Giving thanks to Cristom Vineyards for sharing classic Pinot! Good time to sit back and smell the roses 🍷

Giving thanks to Cristom Vineyards for sharing classic Pinot! Good time to sit back and smell the roses 🍷

Nov 27th, 2015
Kaitlin Ohlinger

Great version of an '11. I think Steve's style meshes well with cooler years. #IMHO

Great version of an '11. I think Steve's style meshes well with cooler years. #IMHO

Feb 22nd, 2015
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.3

Killer, love Cristom. Red berries and dried red fruits, sous bois, dried flowers and slight herbal note, fresh acidity, and fine tannins. Tasty

Killer, love Cristom. Red berries and dried red fruits, sous bois, dried flowers and slight herbal note, fresh acidity, and fine tannins. Tasty

Feb 8th, 2015
Mark Proden

Winemaker/owner The Winery at Manzanita, The Portland Wine Bar, Island Mana Wines

8.8

Steve and Tom pulled out a miracle for this 2011 vintage, a very tough year. Solid wine with good acid balance.

Steve and Tom pulled out a miracle for this 2011 vintage, a very tough year. Solid wine with good acid balance.

Jan 31st, 2015
Chantal Forthun

Winemaker Flowers Vineyard & Winery

9.6

Delicious.

Delicious.

Nov 29th, 2014