2008 Cristom Mt Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $26. Always the first of Cristom’s Pinot Noir releases each vintage. · Moderately deep reddish-purple robe. Intoxicating aromas of dark berry tart and exotic baking spices. Delicious, crisp and juicy berry fruit set off by an intense spiciness that is something I love in Pinot Noir. Harmoniously crafted offering brisk acidity that lifts the refreshing finish. A beautiful wine that is fairly forward for an 08 and can be enjoyed now. Very good (+). Reviewed August 7, 2010

Winery: Cristom Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Oregon Pinot