2021 Cristom Mount Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir
Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is a representation of the Cristom approach to winemaking from some of the finest vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills with a focus on fruit from the estate. With a focus on whole clusters and native yeast, ‘Mt. Jeff’ is the foundation of our winery and the flagship wine of our brand.
This wine is a Cristom classic, 100% Pinot Noir, and exclusively from the Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon, USA.
The 2021 Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir is crafted predominately from our renowned estate single vineyards - Eileen, Jessie, Louise, Marjorie and Paul Gerrie Vineyard - along with fruit from some of our finest partner vineyards. The variety of sources imbues the Mt. Jeff (as it’s affectionately known) with unique characteristics due to the diverse volcanic soils, elevations, and aspects. With 30 years dedicated to whole cluster fermentations and native yeasts, we consider the Mt. Jefferson Cuvée the embodiment of Cristom’s respected winemaking style.
The wine is vibrant and fresh with popping acidity and an effusive strawberry and cherries character. With 46% whole cluster fermentation, the spice is effortlessly integrated into the wine with fine tannins. This vintage is simply outstanding.