Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 - Liquors Inc.
Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
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Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

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750ml
$72.50

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
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.
Vinous
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Bright red. An intensely perfumed bouquet displays ripe red/blue fruit, baking spice, incense qualities and a strong, mineral overtone. Offers sweet, penetrating raspberry, blueberry, cherry pit, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors that show serious depth as well as vivacity. Displays impressive clarity and spicy thrust on the finish, which features smoothly interwoven tannins and suave, clinging floral and mineral notes.

Josh Raynolds, June 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard was made with 48% whole clusters and aged 18 months in 67% new French oak. It has a medium ruby color and opens with cinnamon stick, dried leaves and dusty earth, segueing slowly to black cherries, peppered meats, Earl Grey tea leaves, charcuterie, dried herbs and a spicy vein. The medium-bodied palate is slow to blossom, softly chalky and super fresh with a long, nuanced finish. This will benefit from another year or two in bottle. 876 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, April 23, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Bold, substantial raspberry and black cherry fruits anchor this block selection, wrapped in the drying astringency of tea leaves. The finish lingers gracefully, and a bit more bottle age may help to soften up the tannins.

Paul Gregutt, December 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Graceful and expressive, featuring multilayered cherry and blueberry flavors, laced with green tea accents and building structure toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. 876 cases made.

Tim Fish, November 30, 2019