Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
|United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
The 2019 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard offers notable layering and purity this vintage. Intense, savory cranberry fruit is accented by tones of charcuterie and sweet balsamic on the nose, and the palate combines that sweet, savory and earthy character in a silky frame, finishing with a flourish of spices and great length.
Dark garnet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, Asian spices, botanical herbs and potpourri, and a smoky mineral topnote builds in the glass. Sweet, broad and supple on entry and then tighter in the midpalate, offering bitter cherry, Chambord, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show sharp delineation and vibrant lift. The cherry note carries strongly through the impressively long, subtly tannic finish, which leaves lavender and baking spice notes behind. 45% whole clusters and 42% new French oak.
Dense yet refined, with multilayered dark berry, sandalwood and black tea flavors that gather tension toward sleek tannins. Drink now through 2029. 769 cases made.
A light touch of compost adds texture and detail to this wine that is sourced from a midslope, east-facing vineyard block. Tart red fruits and a finishing lick of chocolate are the principal flavors. Overall this is full-flavored and balanced with a nice mix of acidity, fruit and tannin.