2016 Cristom Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard Eola Amity HillsPinot Noir from United States
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- 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94 International Wine Report
- 93 Wine Spectator
- 92+ Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This delivers an ethereal and fragrant impression on the nose with a bright, red-fruit theme that is framed in sweet spices and flowers. The palate has a strong array of ripe red cherries with sappy complexity and crisply defined tannins. Impressive tension here. Needs time. Try from 2021."
94 International Wine Report
"The Louise Vineyard was the first vineyard planted by Cristom, and consists of 9-acres of Pinot Noir vines planted with Dijon clones 113, 114, 115, 777 and Pommard. The 2016 is simply fantastic, as it begins with beautiful aromatics of black tea and red currants that combine with forest floor and black truffle undertones that add wonderful complexity. The palate is plush and textured, showing wonderful combination of viscosity and tension as flavors of black fruits that connect with peat moss and black truffle oil. While already sinfully good, this stunning Pinot Noir shold continue to evolve beautifully over the next ten to fifteen years."
93 Wine Spectator
"Deeply structured, yet elegant and precise, with rose petal and dark cherry aromas, layered with wet stone and spiced tea flavors that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2025. 728 cases made."
92+ Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
"Pale to medium ruby, the 2016 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard opens with classic aromas of black and red cherries, cola, dried earth and autumn leaves over a peppery, spicy background. It's medium-bodied and silky in the mouth with lovely red and black fruit layers accented by licorice, earth and black tea. It's framed with firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing long and lively."
96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 - International Wine Report
93 - Wine Spectator
92+ - Erin Brooks - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|