Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 - Buster's Liquors & Wines
Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
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Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Category Red Wine
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Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 14%
The maritime climate of Eileen Vineyard has moderately warm days and especially cool nights, allowing the vines to retain acidity and produce intense and fragrant aromas and flavors. Often recognizable by its bouquet of sweet spices, Eileen offers forward focused fruit and gentle tannins that coat the mouth. The vineyard tends to produce a wine that is textured, layered and creamy on the palate.
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Deep scarlet. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes spice-tinged raspberry liqueur, cherry and potpourri, along with a deeper cola nuance and a hint of smoky minerality. Velvety and seamless on the palate, offering expansive red and blue fruit, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Shows impressive delineation and finishes extremely long and spicy, with polished tannins and resonating floral and cherry notes.

Josh Raynolds, August 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard was made with 48% whole clusters and aged 17 months in 57% new French oak. It has a medium ruby color and savory prosciutto and aniseed-laced rhubarb and cranberries plus loads of latent spices. The medium-bodied palate is fresh and silky, its juicy uplift is an excellent foil for its broody, spicy fruits, and it finishes long. 865 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 30, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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This block selection shines in 2018, with a mix of red fruits and a dusting of cocoa. Fermented with native yeasts and half whole-clusters, it was aged 17 months in 57% new French oak. The tannins are firm and astringent, and another year or two of bottle age is recommended.

Paul Gregutt, December 1, 2020

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