Cristom Vineyards, 2013 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

"Ruby-red. Highly perfumed scents of dark berries, cola and rose oil. Fleshy, expansive black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors display a suave blend of richness and energy, picking up a spicy character with air. Finishes juicy and very long, with lingering dark fruit flavors and slow-building tannins."
–Oct 2015, Josh Raynolds
Wine Advocate
Cristom Vineyards, 2013 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

"The 2013 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard contains some fruit that was picked before the rain. It has a satisfying red cherry and wild strawberry bouquet, a subtle flinty note underneath, very Burgundian in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin - plenty of sappy red fruit, hints of dried orange peel and a touch of sea-salt, well balanced with a Pommard-like finish. I find this has more to offer than the Eileen Vineyard this year and it comes recommended."

Cristom Vineyards, 2013 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

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2013 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard
Cristom Vineyards

The views from the top of the east-facing Jessie Vineyard are some of Cristom’s most spectacular. On a clear day, the Cascade Mountains (including Mts. Jefferson, Hood, and Adams) sparkle. Named after Paul Gerrie’s paternal grandmother, Jessie Sommers, Jessie Vineyard is the steepest on the Cristom property (240-545 feet). It is also the vineyard with the greatest elevation change and most diverse soils - mainly volcanic-basalt based.

Planted entirely in a west-east row orientation, all of the vines are farmed Sustainably. Jessie Pinot Noir was first released in 1998, and is typically deep, rich, and floral with multiple layers of flavor.

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