Cristom

Sommers Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.185 ratings
9.211 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
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
Andrew Fortgang

Yang

Apr 9th, 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
Thomas Savre

2009

2009

Jul 7th, 2014
Kelly Carlin

Cherry cola, a bit of bitterness, raspberries, earthy, baked tomato. Wonderful Pinot.

Cherry cola, a bit of bitterness, raspberries, earthy, baked tomato. Wonderful Pinot.

Apr 6th, 2020
Jim Chen

Beautiful bouquet. Drinking so well!

Beautiful bouquet. Drinking so well!

Apr 15th, 2017
Brandon Johnsen

Classic Cristom nose with all spice, dark fruits, stems and earth. The warm vintage is apparent on the palate but the alcohol is pretty well integrated. Very nice wine considering the difficult vintage.

Classic Cristom nose with all spice, dark fruits, stems and earth. The warm vintage is apparent on the palate but the alcohol is pretty well integrated. Very nice wine considering the difficult vintage.

Apr 13th, 2017
TJ Gilbert

Gluggable. Dirty bright red fruit, great acid, brambles. Awesome.

Gluggable. Dirty bright red fruit, great acid, brambles. Awesome.

Feb 11th, 2017
Barry Grossman

Light, drinkable Pinot. A good match for many proteins.

Light, drinkable Pinot. A good match for many proteins.

Jan 17th, 2017
Eric Manago

Red fruit, spice, and violets. Easy drinking and a nice value

Red fruit, spice, and violets. Easy drinking and a nice value

Jan 12th, 2017