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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Cristom 'Eileen Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2016
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Very alluring, spice-laced, ripe red and black cherries, making a complex statement on the nose. The succulent and focused palate has a very considered feel with impressive balance and a long and focused, cherry core that delivers detailed textural allure. Drink or hold."  The
Item Number: 31261
Bottle:$52.95
Case: $317.70
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Cristom 'Mt Jefferson' Pinot Noir 2016
93  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2016 Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby with a hint of purple. It has a lovely spicy nose of Bing cherries, red licorice, cranberries and black cherries over a core of cardamom, wet leaves, Bergamot and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied and silky textured, it
Item Number: 30017
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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Cristom 'Louise Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2015
94  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 94 "Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard has a savory, almost meaty nose over a core of Black Forest cake, red currants, mulberries, cardamom and fenugreek with a touch of potpourri. Medium-bodied, the palate has exquisitely fine tannins and a lively line of
Item Number: 28035
Bottle:$52.95
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Cristom 'Jessie Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2016
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95+ "Medium ruby colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard is a touch reticent on the nose, opening to broody scents of black cherries and licorice with notes of herbs, Bergamot and grated baking spice with earthy touches of soil and wet leaves. Medium to full-bodied and

Cristom 'Jessie Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2015
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "Vivid red. Ripe red fruits, potpourri and a hint of blood orange on the assertively perfumed nose, lifted by a vibrant mineral quality. Silky and precise on the palate, offering alluringly sweet, spice-tinged cherry and raspberry liqueur flavors and a hint of five-spice powder.

Cristom 'Mt Jefferson' Pinot Noir 2015
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "The nose is fresh and shows great depth with raspberry crumble, dried wild strawberries, orange peel and milk chocolate shavings. Medium- to full-bodied with lots of spicy, crunchy red fruit, tangy acidity, firm tannins and a long finish. So good now but better in 2019." 

Cristom 'Eileen Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2015
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "Lurid red. Intense, highly expressive aromas of raspberry preserves, cherry cola, Asian spices and incense carry a sexy floral overtone. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet Chambord, rose pastille and five-spice powder flavors that become more energetic with air.

Cristom 'Louise Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2014
93  James Suckling 
Vinous Media 93 "Dark red. Ripe dark berry, cherry, incense and floral pastille scents are accented by a strong note of smoky Indian spices. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering juicy, densely packed black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that turn sweeter with air. Shows impressive depth as

Cristom 'Mt Jefferson' Pinot Noir 2013
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Pretty is the word that comes to mind upon sniffing and sipping this wine, with its beguiling strawberry and cherry fruit. It gathers strength in its core, while maintaining an elegant, well-structured acid/tannin frame. It's an outstanding value in Oregon Pinot from a top

Cristom 'Sommers Reserve' Pinot Noir 2012
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92  Vinous Media 
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

Cristom 'Jessie Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "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

Cristom 'Sommers Reserve' Pinot Noir 2011
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2011 Pinot Noir Sommers Reserve contains a higher percentage of estate fruit compared to the Mt. Jefferson, around 80%, and is treated like the single-vineyard–matured for 18 months in around 50% new oak. It includes 50% whole-cluster fruit. It has a mellow, natural bouquet

Cristom 'Mt Jefferson' Pinot Noir 2012
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Brilliant red. A lively, sharply focused nose displays zesty red berry and floral scents, along with hints of succulent herbs and rose. Taut, mineral-tinged redcurrant and strawberry flavors open up and deepen slowly with air, showing very good clarity. Showing appealing finesse

Cristom 'Jessie Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 93 "Bright, distinctive and tangy, with lime and green pear overtones to the raspberry and spice flavors, coming together with intensity and minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2022.—H.S."  Wine Advocate 93 - NM "From the steepest east-facing vineyard with heterogenous

Cristom 'Sommers Reserve' Pinot Noir 2010
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 91 - DS "Cristom’s 2010 Pinot Noir Summers Reserve – as usual, sourced diversely, but in only small part from the Cristom estate – is pungently – and sweetly-scented with blond tobacco; fresh cherry and red currant; smoked meat; brown spices and white pepper, all of which then inform

Cristom 'Louise Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2011
" This is the oldest of our estate Pinot Noir vineyards that we began planting in 1993 to new clones and at high density. It is a selection of our favorite barrels from the vineyard. The vineyard now consists of Dijon clones 113,114, and 115 along with the Pommard clone all planted at 2300 vines to

Cristom 'Mt Jefferson' Pinot Noir 2011
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "From as many as ten different non-estate vineyard sources – principally in the estate’s Eola-Amity Hills neighborhood – Cristom’s 2011 Pinot Noir Mount Jefferson Cuvee is brightly red-fruited and tinged with similarly vintage-typical smokiness; root flavors of iris, ginger and

Cristom 'Jessie Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2010
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "Ruby-red. Intense, spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry and potpourri, with a bright mineral overtone. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering an array of red fruit flavors and notes of spicecake and sassafras. Closes tangy and very long, with slow-building

Cristom 'Mt Jefferson' Pinot Noir 2010
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 "Light, bright red. Red berry and floral scents are complemented by cinnamon and black tea. Racy and light on its feet, offering vibrant redcurrant and strawberry flavors and a touch of bitter herbs. Finishes tangy and lucid, leaving spice and floral notes behind."  " This

Cristom 'Jessie Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2009
94  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 94 "Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, seductive aromas of raspberry, candied rose, anise and minerals. Intense cherry and red berry preserve flavors are brightened by zesty minerals, picking up a floral pastille quality with aeration. The finish repeats the cherry note and leaves a sexy

Cristom 'Louise Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2009
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93+ "Vivid red. Sexy, floral-accented aromas of raspberry preserves and cherry-cola, with intense spice and mineral accents adding vivacity. Juicy, incisive red fruit flavors become sweeter with air and pick up notes of spicecake and anise. Vanilla and cola notes linger on a very

Cristom 'Eileen Vineyards' Pinot Noir 2009
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "Vivid ruby-red. Sexy aromas and flavors of red berry preserves, Asian spices and rose oil, with a hint of cola in the background. Darker fruits come up with air and add depth and power to this intensely flavored pinot. Shows impressive energy and length on the finish, which

Cristom 'Eileen Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2008
93  Stephen Tanzer 
 Stephen Tanzer 93 "Vivid ruby. Sexy, highly expressive aromas of red and dark berries, cherry-cola, incense and cinnamon. Fleshy and expansive in the mouth, offering sappy but seamless flavors of raspberry and blackberry. Picks up a smoky note with air and finishes with excellent clarity,

Cristom Vineyards 'Louise' Pinot Noir 2008
94  Stephen Tanzer 
 Stephen Tanzer 94 "Full ruby-red. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of red berry preserves, allspice, potpourri and sandalwood. Pliant, densely packed raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors show surprising energy and pick up licorice and cinnamon nuances with air. Rich but lively, finishing with superb