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Cristom Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
SKU: 4587

Cristom Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 14%
Planted in 1993, Louise Vineyard was named for Cristom winegrower & owner Tom Gerrie's great-grandmother, Louise Dinkelspiel. The lowest elevation Pinot Noir planting on the Cristom estate, Louise Vineyard can be distinctly separated into an "upper" and "lower" section, divided by a 150 ft. (45.7 m) slope. Because of this unique topography, Louise typically has both some of the earliest and latest fruit harvested each year.
  • v95

Brilliant garnet. Assertive red berry preserve, cherry and floral aromas are complemented by sexy Asian spice, incense and smoky mineral accents. Shows impressive depth and sharp delineation on the palate, offering spice-tinged red and blue fruit liqueur, cola and spicecake flavors that pick up candied rose and blood orange nuances with air. Finishes extremely long and pure, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and grip to lingering black raspberry and five-spice powder notes.

August 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

The 2018 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard comes from vines planted in 1993-1995. This iteration was made with 49% whole clusters and was aged 17 months in 55% new French oak. The nose offers concentrated cranberries and rhubarb, blood orange and violet with accents of tobacco and prosciutto. Medium-bodied, the palate is powerful, concentrated, firmly framed and fresh, and it finishes very long and flavorful. It's enjoyable now if you love a fully fruited Pinot, or it will age well in the cellar over the next 3-5+ years. 814 cases produced.

December 30, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

This young, bright wine bursts open with raspberry and cherry fruit. The concentration and length are excellent, and it should benefit from additional bottle age. Drink from 2022-2030.

December 1, 2020

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