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Cristom 'Louise' Pinot Noir 2012

CRIS050
Louise is often the darkest, most concentrated single-vineyard pinot noir in the Cristom portfolio.
Type:
Vintage:
2012
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
USA
Sub Region:
Willamette
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
£60.00
 

Cristom Vineyards

Cristom's founder and owner, Paul Gerrie, used his skills as a petroleum engineer and avid researcher to pursue his passion for wine. On his travels to France he was introduced to the traditional growing practices of the Burgundy region. He learned that soil (terroir) and site were key in developing the complexity of the fruit. After a 1991 visit to the International Pinot Celebration in Oregon, Paul decided the time was right to leave the East Coast and bring his family and his passion for great Pinot Noir to Oregon's burgeoning wine country. Today, the estate can be seen in the eight distinct vineyards on Cristom's 65 acres in the Eola Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Tasting Notes

A fine, wispy note of smoke adorns the dark plum flavors, with spicy notes. The tightness of its weave gives way to a sleek, seamless elegance, providing movement and length.

Food Matches

Enjoy with lamb with a cherry-olive jus.