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Cristom Vineyards

2012 Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir

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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.  

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vineyard Designation
Sommers Reserve
Alcohol %
14.1