Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2014

$29.99

SKU 02189

750ml

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In the glass, the 2014 Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is showing like a classic Willamette Valley vintage with bright, red-fruit aromatics, elegant, balanced tannins and persistent acidity. We found impressions of pomegranate, Rainier strawberries, raspberries, Dark Hudson cherries, cocoa powder and sweet pipe tobacco along with earthy and dusty notes that are complex and intriguing. It is a mid-weight wine that is defined by its balance of smooth, seamless tannins and luscious acidity with good persistence.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Cristom
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Mt Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir, which contains around 50% whole cluster fruit, 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 medium-bodied with fresh, lithe tannin. This is nicely balanced with good grip in the mouth, the 15% new oak nicely integrated with a subtle saline note towards the earthy finish. For thirty bucks, this is a great value.

Neal Martin, June 2016
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastLight raspberry fruit carries a tart punchy edge. It's clean and fresh, though showing little density. Additional bottle age (another couple of years) would be a good idea.

Paul Gregutt, February 1, 2017