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Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2022


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  • Soil Type: The blend includes grapes grown in a variety of soil types across the Willamette Valley, from volcanic to sedimentary, each imparting distinct mineral notes and complexity to the wine. This diversity in soil composition enriches the Pinot Noir with a broad palette of flavors and aromas, from delicate floral notes to a more pronounced earthy depth.

  • Elevation: Sourced from multiple vineyards at varying elevations, the wine benefits from the cool climate and diurnal temperature swings of the Willamette Valley. These conditions are crucial for developing the grapes' acidity and aromatic profile, contributing to the wine's elegance and aromatic complexity.

  • Grape Varieties: Primarily composed of Pinot Noir, this wine showcases the grape's versatility and its ability to express the nuanced differences of each vineyard site. The careful blending of grapes from different locations creates a Pinot Noir that is both complex and cohesive, with a spectrum of flavors and aromas.

  • Winemaking: Cristom's winemaking philosophy, emphasizing old-world techniques such as whole-cluster fermentation and the use of native yeasts, is applied to this blend to enhance its character and integrity. This approach, coupled with a judicious selection of grapes from various vineyards, results in a wine that is a true representation of the Willamette Valley's terroir.

  • Farming Practices: Committed to sustainable viticulture, the vineyards contributing to this blend practice organic or biodynamic farming. This commitment to the environment ensures the health and vitality of the vineyards and the ecosystem, reflecting Cristom's philosophy of stewardship and sustainability.

  • Tasting Notes: The 2022 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a symphony of the senses, featuring a bouquet that weaves together red fruits, earthy undertones, and floral hints. The palate is treated to a complex interplay of flavors, from juicy cherries and raspberries to subtle spices, supported by smooth tannins and a lingering finish that speaks to the wine's layered origins.

  • Pairing: This Pinot Noir's versatility shines in its pairing potential, complementing a wide range of cuisines from herb-roasted chicken to mushroom risotto, and even richer fish dishes like salmon.

  • About the Producer: Cristom Vineyards, a family-owned estate since 1992, extends its passion for winemaking beyond its own vineyards, selecting the finest grapes from partner vineyards across the Willamette Valley. Their commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every bottle, a reflection of their dedication to producing wines that celebrate the region's rich viticultural heritage.

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