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Cristom 'Sommers Reserve' Pinot Noir 2012
Vinous Media 92
"Vivid ruby-red. Heady, mineral-laced aromas of ripe red berries, allspice and potpourri. Sweet raspberry and rose pastille flavors show impressive energy and focus, with a spicecake nuance emerging with air. The floral element repeats strongly on the very long, juicy finish, which is framed by gentle, slow-mounting tannins. -- Josh Raynolds"

Wine Advocate 90
"The 2012 Pinot Noir Sommers Reserve will be released near the end of 2015. It offer lively red berry fruit with ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#20362
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Vinous Media 92
"Vivid ruby-red. Heady, mineral-laced aromas of ripe red berries, allspice and potpourri. Sweet raspberry and rose pastille flavors show impressive energy and focus, with a spicecake nuance emerging with air. The floral element repeats strongly on the very long, juicy finish, which is framed by gentle, slow-mounting tannins. -- Josh Raynolds"

Wine Advocate 90
"The 2012 Pinot Noir Sommers Reserve will be released near the end of 2015. It offer lively red berry fruit with redcurrant and wild raspberry scents, fine delineation with cheeky hints of marmalade and orange rind. The palate is medium-bodied and almost feral on the entry, as it seems to shoot off in a different direction. Then the acidity begins to bind it all together to form a cohesive, sorbet-fresh, bay-leaf finish that is long in the mouth. It needs to develop a little more persistence on the balsamic-tinged aftertaste, but otherwise this has good potential."

" This deep garnet colored Pinot Noir has great aromas of black cherries, currants, and orange zest with hits of leather and vanilla. The well integrated flavors include ripe cherries, pomegranate, cinnamon and sweet oak. This well balanced, beautifully concentrated wine shows a lot of complexity, probably due to its diverse vineyard sources. I expect this wine will improve for 5 to 10 years, although it is drinking very well now.

Sommers Reserve is comprised of grapes from our four estate vineyards, along with some traded or purchased fruit. It contains fruit from fourteen vineyard sites that include seven different Pinot Noir clones. Cristom introduced the “Sommers Reserve” with the 2004 vintage, replacing the Cristom Reserve designation and continuing stylistically as the same wine. ‘Sommers’ is Jessie’s (of Jessie Vineyard) maiden name.

Aromas: cherry-cola, red forest berries, forest floor, meaty
Taste Impression: red-velvet, camphor, sweet spice, balanced and very complete
Future: mid-term cellaring. " ~ Winery notes
About Cristom
Cristom Vineyards

It was the promise of great wines that first drew Paul and Eileen Gerrie, owners of Cristom Vineyards, to Oregon. They conceived of a place where the succulent Pinot Noir grape could achieve its fullest expression – complex, hand crafted wines that are bold yet balanced: both powerful and elegant. Their wines evolve as they age, revealing ever grater richness and complexity with time. The abundance of soils and slopes in the hills of Oregon defined the Gerrie's vision of world class Pinot Noir. The warm winds of summer held the promise of rich Chardonnay, the cool sunny autumn yielded tart Pinot Gris. Since the inaugural vintage in 1992, the Gerries, along with winemaker Steve Doerner, have been producing wines that are considered the benchmark in Oregon and have made Cristom, named after their children, Christine and Tom, a veritable household name.

Farming Practice: Practicing Organic
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"Wonderful deep flavors and long finsih"
Posted byAlan on Aug 7, 2017Verified Purchase
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