Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon USA 2018
25 Jan 2021
In a double blind tasting of Pinot Noir, one of my wine connoisseur friend slotted in a bottle of Cristom 2004 in a line up of some big name burgundies like Nicholas Potel Maleconsorts 02, Francois Lamarche Vosne Romanee 1er Cru La Grande Rue 02 and a few others (note that 2002 was a fabulous fruity vintage in burgundy), the Cristom blow all the burgundy Pinot Noir away by a mile, thus based upon such blind tasting experience, I embark on ensuring I bring in some Cristom to keep our customers satisfied. The 2018 vintage is definitely too young to taste, but it still did not deter me to open a bottle as I’m highly curious of the content; Bouquet was with heavy perfume, powerful summer flower notes. Content was of full throttle fruity content, very expressive burgundy alike style, big, powerful and bold, with fine tannins lurking around. This is definitely a bottle to cellar it for decades before you drink it.