Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

SKU : C838828

RP 95   JS 94   W&S 93  

Size : 750 ml

Type : Pinot Noir

Producer : Cristom

Tags: Oregon, Red Wine, Willamette Valley


Description

The Jessie Vineyard, named for winegrower-owner Tom Gerrie’s greatgrandmother Jessie Summers, was established in 1994 after the Gerrie family saw great potential in planting a steep, east-facing hillside to a variety of Pinot Noir clones. 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. Jessie is strategically planted at a high density of 2,311 vines per acre (5,710 vines/hectare), based on the philosophy that dense planting creates competition amongst neighboring vines, forcing roots deeper into the topsoil to yield smaller clusters with more concentrated flavors.

95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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 wonderfully silky in the mouth, it's packed with layers of ripe fruit, spice and earth. It gives fine, firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing very long and very layered. This is wonderfully complex with loads of layers—give it some time in bottle to show its best. 

94 Points James Suckling - There’s a sense of resolve from the get-go here with very pure red and darker cherries making a youthful impression. The palate has a succulent and finely detailed array of well-judged tannins that frame the finish very neatly. Good depth and detail here. Drink or hold.

93 Points Wine & Spirits - The 2016 Jessie comes from Cristom’s steepest vineyard, an east-facing slope planted in 1994. It’s so attractive that, at first, you may miss its complexity. Sure, it has the Earl Grey tea character that’s typical of Steve Doerner’s whole-cluster style, but it’s surrounded by a bright dark-berry flavor, gentle and clean, lightly propelled by savory spice.
WS92 Points Wine Spectator - Deeply structured, yet elegant, with dark berry, stony mineral and black tea flavors that build richness and torque toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is an excellent year for this east-facing block, with bright blackberry and cherry fruit anchored in firm tannins. There's a scent and flavor of chicken stock. Half was whole cluster fermented, and the wine spent 18 months in three-fifths new French oak.
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The Jessie Vineyard, named for winegrower-owner Tom Gerrie’s greatgrandmother Jessie Summers, was established in 1994 after the Gerrie family saw great potential in planting a steep, east-facing hillside to a variety of Pinot Noir clones. 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. Jessie is strategically planted at a high density of 2,311 vines per acre (5,710 vines/hectare), based on the philosophy that dense planting creates competition amongst neighboring vines, forcing roots deeper into the topsoil to yield smaller clusters with more concentrated flavors.

95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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 wonderfully silky in the mouth, it's packed with layers of ripe fruit, spice and earth. It gives fine, firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing very long and very layered. This is wonderfully complex with loads of layers—give it some time in bottle to show its best. 

94 Points James Suckling - There’s a sense of resolve from the get-go here with very pure red and darker cherries making a youthful impression. The palate has a succulent and finely detailed array of well-judged tannins that frame the finish very neatly. Good depth and detail here. Drink or hold.

93 Points Wine & Spirits - The 2016 Jessie comes from Cristom’s steepest vineyard, an east-facing slope planted in 1994. It’s so attractive that, at first, you may miss its complexity. Sure, it has the Earl Grey tea character that’s typical of Steve Doerner’s whole-cluster style, but it’s surrounded by a bright dark-berry flavor, gentle and clean, lightly propelled by savory spice.
WS92 Points Wine Spectator - Deeply structured, yet elegant, with dark berry, stony mineral and black tea flavors that build richness and torque toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is an excellent year for this east-facing block, with bright blackberry and cherry fruit anchored in firm tannins. There's a scent and flavor of chicken stock. Half was whole cluster fermented, and the wine spent 18 months in three-fifths new French oak.

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