2018 Cristom 'Jessie Vineyard' Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills California USA

$59.99 USD $66.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
The Jessie Vineyard, named for winegrower-owner Tom Gerrie’s great-grandmother Jessie Summers, was established in 1994 after the Gerrie family saw great potential in planting a steep, east-facing hillside. Ranging in elevation from 320 ft to 550 ft (98 m to 168 m), this 11.53 acre (4.67 hectare) site is one of the steepest in Oregon, and the most challenging to farm on the Cristom Estate.

Named for Paul Gerrie's grandmother, Jessie is an 11-acre vineyard that's among the Willamette's steepest. In 2018, the wine leads with smoky, austere expression of those shallow soils, viewed through a lens of cluster spice. But bright, warm cherry flavor comes bursting through the austere frame, mouth filling and delicious. This is still far from peak expression; cellar it.
Rated 93 Points Wine & Spirits