2010 Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir "Marjorie Vineyard"
Winery: Cristom Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Marjorie Vineyard"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Eola Amity Hills
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 314
KWG Score: 94 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)
Review date: July 8, 2013
Wine Review: This Excellent Oregon Pinot from Cristom is a real gem. It is dark ruby colored and opens with a blueberry and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, velvety and very flavorful. Those flavors are a delicious mild oak infused boysenberry and blackberry blend with notes of black licorice and black plum. The finish is quite dry and its flavors and mild tannins last for quite some time. This delicious Pinot would pair well with pork shoulder roast with figs, garlic, and pinot. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Elegant, fine-lined, and highly detailed are words that often describe Marjorie. This wine typically leads with a delightful and perfumed nose that is reminiscent of fresh-cut flowers, red fruits and sweet spices. These very ‘pretty’ aromas follow through on the palate and are supported by a firmer, yet supple, tannic structure. The oak elements can be evident in a kiss of cocoa powder on the nose or a hint of creamy vanilla on the palate but are never overt or out of balance.
Organic status: not organic
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