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Vineyard: Louise

OwnersRobert Pamplin, Jr.
AppellationYamhill-Carlton District
StoryAnne Amie vineyard

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Cristom Louise Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $58. This vineyard was the first established by Cristom. It is densely planted at 2300 vines per acre on the lower slopes of the property. Typically the last single vineyard to be released. More concentrated and dark fruited than other estate Pinot Noirs. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy nose initially, offering more pleasure over time in the glass with aromas of cherry, rose petal, underbrush and vanilla. Gorgeous core of well-spiced black cherry fruit clothed in muscular tannins. There is amazing length on the generous finish which sports a refreshing spark of acidity. Still very young and tight, lacking Pinot delicacy, but suggesting a tremendous upside potential. Score: 92-93. Reviewed December 11, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Cristom Louise Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $44. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red fruits, forest, and wood shop rise from the glass. Tasty core of dark red cherries and berries with a hint of stem. Builds in intensity over time in the glass. Plenty of body and backbone, with a mild grip of tannin, this is a seamless wine that has a way to go before it reveals itself. Very good. Reviewed May 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Cristom Louise Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.86, TA 0.56, 575 cases, $50. Lowest elevation hillside vineyard planted to high density of 2300 vines per acre. Pommard, 2A, 114, 115 and 777 clones. 42% whole cluster and 100% native yeast fermentations. Aged 18 months in 58% new Burgundian oak barrels. · Medium garnet color in the glass. Very alluring aromatics offering scents of fresh red berries, particularly strawberries, with hints of fruit and oak spice. Moderately robust on the palate with sweet flavors of dark red berries and cherries, well-mannered ripe tannins, and a very long finish imbued with dark red berries. The most upfront charm of all the 2008 single vineyard Pinot Noirs. My only nit is that a little alcohol shows up on the nose and finish. Very good. Reviewed November 30, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Cristom Louise Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $48. Composed of five estate vineyards from the 65-acre estate in the Eola Hills. · Entry is different and interesting featuring baked cookies, pumpkin spice and black cherries. This Pinot is cherry fruit-driven with a subtle oak thread running throughout. Very appealing for its finesse and earthiness. Dare I say Burgundian? Reviewed January 30, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Cristom Louise Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc. (14.5% on winery tech sheet), pH 3.77, TA 0.68, 583 cases, $65. 30% whole clusters, 100% native yeast fermentations. Aged 18 months in 63% French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Faint aromas of black cherries, spice, humus and herbal tea. Relatively light in weight with appealing flavors of cherries and raspberries with subtle notes of spice and earth. Soft, but evident tannins provide substance and the finish ends on a high note with well-honed aromatic red fruits. Should last another 5 to 10 years. Very good. Reviewed November 30, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »