CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
CRISTOM ESTATE SYRAH
CRISTOM VINEYARDS

Perched next to the Viognier vineyard is 1.25 acres of estate Syrah, with roughly 1200 vines per acre. Syrah is typically not grown in Oregon, but Steve took on the challenge in 2001, grafting 2.5 acres of Chardonnay over to Syrah. The vineyard, with views of rolling hills, is the warmest on the property. The grapes soak up the sunshine all summer long, cooled only by winds that rustle through nearby trees. 

Four different Syrah clones produce small, thick-skinned berries in loose clusters. The fruit is watched carefully, and picked selectively before being fermented separately and blended together right before bottling to create complexity and harmony.


WINE ADVOCATE
-2013-

WINE SPECTATOR
-2013-
PRODUCER Cristom Vineyards
FARMING Biodynamic
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Syrah
REGION Oregon
APPELLATION Willamette Valley
SUB-APPELLATION Eola-Amity Hills
ALCOHOL % 14.00%
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
CRS-400-10-16 12x750
PRODUCER Cristom Vineyards
FARMING Biodynamic
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Syrah
REGION Oregon
APPELLATION Willamette Valley
SUB-APPELLATION Eola-Amity Hills
ALCOHOL % 14.00%
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
CRS-400-10-14 12x750