"Vivid red. Sexy, intensely perfumed cherry, boysenberry and floral pastille scents are complemented by hints of cola, rhubarb and Asian spices. Palate-staining red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors convey power as well as vivacity thanks to a core of juicy acidity. The floral quality comes back strong on a strikingly long, sappy and focused finish that's shaped by smooth tannins." –Dec-16
James Suckling Cristom Vineyards, 2014 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard
"Lovely richness and decadence to this on the nose with plum, chocolate and violet character plus hints of violets. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a savory finish. Hints of hazelnuts. Drink or hold."
Named for Paul Gerrie’s mother and originally planted in 1982, the Marjorie Vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and home to some of the oldest vines Cristom farms. Marjorie is a gently sloped East-facing hillside found between 480 feet and 615 feet above sea level. Marjorie is representative of the early Oregon grape planting philosophy: rows are spaced wide and the vineyard is planted on its own roots. It is farmed sustainably.