Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
91 Points- Josh Raynolds, Vinous
"Bright red. Fresh red berry and candied rose scents show impressive clarity and energy. Sweet and vibrant in style, offering lively, mineral-tinged raspberry and spicecake flavors and seamless texture. Closes with very good focus and alluring spiciness; fine-grained tannins add shape and subtle grip." Drinking Window 2020-2025
95 Points- JAMESSUCKLING.com
"The nose is fresh and shows great depth with raspberry crumble, dried wild strawberries, orange peel and milk chocolate shavings. Medium-to-full-bodied, with lots of spciy, crunchy red fruit, tangy acidity, firm tannins and a long finish."
91 Points- "Editor's Choice", The Wine Enthusiast
"Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is a blend of the Cristom estate Pinot Noir vineyards along with exceptional fruit we source from neighboring vineyards in the Willamette Valley. These contributing sites have been thoughtfully selected over the years, and are planted on a variety of soil types, elevations and aspects, representing the Willamette Valley Appellation as a broader whole. Each of these vineyards are farmed by committed winegrowers we are proud to partner with, with each site adding to the character, fruit, and structure of the wine, giving “Mt. Jeff” its deserved reputation as one of the moststylistically consistent Pinot Noirs in the world."
94 Points - JAMESSUCKLING.COM
"Aromas of walnuts, berries and spices with hints of orange peel. Full-bodied with soft texture and chewy tannins. A juicy and delicious wine already. Needs a year or two to soften. Better in 2018."
91 points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
"Bright red. Forward, spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries, cola and lavender are joined by mineral and allspaice nuances that emerge with aeration. Sweet and incisive in the mouth, oferring juicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of smokiness. Finishes silky and very long, with repeating red fruit charecter; gentle tannins come in slowly to contribute grip. This wine shows quite a light touch for the vintage."
90 points - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
"Has a lively, wild strawberry and candied orange peel scented bouquet, a touch of freshly sliced tangerine in the background. THis is a vivacious bouquet with more intensity than the 2013. The palate is nicely intergrated with a subtle saline note towards the earthy finish."