Cristom Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

$62.99
$56.69

SKU 51087

750ml

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Louise Vineyard is typically the last single vineyard wine to be released. The wine is more heavily textured, dark-fruited and more concentrated in flavor than any of our other estate Pinot Noir. We often find creamy-mocha latte notes on the bouquet co-mingling with dark red fruits that are reminiscent of fresh mulberries, very ripe blackberries, plums and black cherries along with hints of chocolate. We recognize Louise by a delightful velvet texture and a full and persistent finish. In the winery after tasting, we think the 2014 Louise Vineyard exhibits dark fruits, and a dusty, earthy nose with balanced oak vanilla as the high note. The palate has mouth-coating tannins with great persistence and balance. The fruit profile is mixed on the palate with a combination of concentrated black currant, black cherry, and black licorice, along with bright, vibrant red fruit and great integration of cinnamon spice from the stem inclusion.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard has subtle red berry and dried herb notes with suggestions of potpourri, charcoal and raspberry leaves and hints of cardamom and forest floor. Medium-bodied with a good core of black cherry and black raspberry notes with hints of underbrush, garrigue, fungi and lavender. It is a more structured style, with firm chewy tannins and soft acidity, finishing long and earthy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, August 31, 2017
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFocused and well-built, with raspberry aromas and a savory hint of smoky mushroom that leads to tightly wound blueberry and spiced mineral flavors. Finishes with firm tannins. Best after 2018. 894 cases made.

Tim Fish, September 30, 2017
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastYoung and tightly wound, this compact cuvée marries cranberry and raspberry fruit to proportionate tannins and a touch of acidity. There is a hint of clean earth as well.

Paul Gregutt, February 1, 2017

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