2012 Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir
92 Points - 2012 Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
"Vivid ruby-red. Heady, mineral-laced aromas of ripe red berries, allspice and potpourri. Sweet raspberry and rose pastille flavors show impressive energy and focus, with a spicecake nuance emerging with air. The floral element repeats strongly on the very long, juicy finish, which is framed by gentle, slow-mounting tannins. Drinking window: 2018-2023."
Antonia Galloni, Vinous
90 Points - 2012 Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
"Cristom’s reserve pinot noir is a monolith at the moment, with plenty of dark oak flavors to contain the ripe fruit and a little whole-cluser spice. It’s dense, powerful and built for the cellar."
Wine and Spirits Magazine
The 2012 Sommers Reserve is a blend of 78% estate fruit from three of our four Pinot Noir vineyards, along with some traded and purchased fruit from sites in the Willamette Valley. The 2012 “Sommers” is a selection of barrels by our only-ever winemaker from a total of eight different vineyard sites including parcels in the Eola-Amity Hills, Dundee Hills and Yamhill-Carlton Appellations. 91% of the grapes that make up this wine were grown in the Eola-Amity Hills Appellation.