Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

SKU 28310


Jessie Vineyard tends to produce Pinot Noirs that we recognize by a savory aroma that often calls to mind rare-beef. It also tends to have a very fresh and appealing scent of minerality, along with some higher tone lavender-purple flower notes. On the palate, Jessie tends towards a full mouth-feel and a deeper-darker-rounder impression. We find a certain 'nervosity' in this wine that describes some part of the tension between the ripe fruit and the structure of the wine. Jessie Vineyard, in almost any vintage, exudes floral notes of blue and purple flowers and the 2014 expresses this trademark trait beautifully. The nose swirls with earthy tones, dense strawberry fields, Chinese cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves and star anise. On the palate there is a richness to the core of opulent fruit and finishes with slightly sandy tannins and a balanced, persistent finish. This wine is drinking well now and may age for the next 10-12 years gracefully.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa92+

Wine AdvocatePale ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard displays a beautiful perfume of violets, lavender and kirsch with suggestions of black raspberries, tilled earth, wild thyme and black pepper. Light to medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with delicate red fruit and earthy layers, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing with an herbal lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, August 31, 2017
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastStill light and astringent, this seems to be in some bottle shock: the score is a guesstimate. It's been well-rested, and tasted over a 24-hour period, but more aging is recommended. Stem and leaf flavors accompany tart raspberry fruit. The rating could rise or fall depending upon how it cellars.

Paul Gregutt, February 1, 2017
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorFloral cherry and green tea aromas open to sleek and elegantly layered raspberry and stony mineral flavors. Drink now through 2022. 964 cases made.

Tim Fish, September 30, 2017

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