Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020


A vibrant, new world expression of Pinot Noir, grown with the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. It sounds like it could be kiwi, but this comes from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Produced from benchmark vineyards across one of the most celebrated Pinot regions in the States, this wine has tension and crunch. Pure fruit, rather than heavy handed winemaking or oak, is wound around an energetic core of tannin and freshness. 

Cristom was established by the Gerrie Family in 1992 in the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley. From 36 hectares of organically farmed vineyards they produce beautifully detailed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wines are defined by the east facing aspect of the vineyards, the rich, volcanic soils, and cooling ocean breezes in the afternoon. Winemaking is in the hands of Daniel Estrin, who has worked for greats like Littorai, Bodega Chacra, Craggy Range and Burn Cottage.