Cristom quietly makes some of Oregon's finest and most sought-after pinots. In this vintage (arguably the best EVER) they are spectacular. For serious pinot-philes only!!

Dear Oenophile,

The guy who sells these wines to me has been telling me for months: "Dude, you HAVE to offer these - they're fantastic and WILL get big scores, too....just taste them!!" And then the highly respected Pinot Report comes out a few days later and does just that!!! 

I managed to cajole a few cases out of him, luckily, before they sold out, and my advice is: GET 'EM. These are gorgeous, beautifully made, and richer/fuller than what you normally get from Oregon - frankly, I'd put them right up there with KISTLER and WILLIAMS-SELYEM.....just read the reviews! Likely more to come, too!

MIX UP A 6-PACK ANY WAY YOU LIKE FOR $330!!

2012 CRISTOM JESSIE VINEYARD EOLA-AMITY HILLS PINOT NOIR  $54.95! PR94-95!

94-95 points: "One of the steepest vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. This wine is typically deep, dark and displays a tension between the fruit and structure. Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of black cherry and Marionberry elevate over time in the glass. A wine that astonishes with a charge of cherry fruit that is pure and deeply flavored. The amazing spiced cherry essence caresses the palate and expands in the mouth, finishing with impressive length and a pleasing snap of acidity. This wine’s impeccable balance insures long term age ability. An exquisite wine that is fresh and vivid, and aims to please even at this young age."

2012 CRISTOM EILEEN VINEYARD EOLA-AMITY HILLS PINOT NOIR $54.95! PR96-97!

96-97 points: "Typically the most precocious of the four estate vineyard wines and often the first wine released to the market. This vineyard extends to the crest of the property exposing the vines to the last rays of sun and the first cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Volcanic soils. Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The seductive scents of dark berries, black cherries, rose petal and cardamon spice really get the juices flowing. It is challenging to adequately describe this nose since the aromas saturate the olfactory senses with so much whole cluster goodness. “Wow” might be the best descriptor. On entry, this wine delivers a charge of black raspberry fruit and exotic spices that really brings the palate to alert. This is a stunning wine with a silky texture, healthy young tannins, and a peacock finish that hangs on for at least a minute. There is some umami at work in this wine as well. Scary to think that this wine will be even better with more bottle age."

It seems so cliche to reference Burgundy when talking about Oregon pinot, but in this case it really is apropos. Owner Paul Gerrie fell in love with Burgundy many years ago, and in 1991 bought property in the Eola Hills to pursue his dream of making it. He hired the perfect winemaker - Steve Doerner. His passion for Pinot Noir was inspired by working at Calera Vineyards with owner Josh Jensen and studying under Jacques Seysses of Domaine Dujac in Burgundy. Doerner considers Jacques his mentor. For my palate, these are the finest EVER from this winery, and of course 2012 is such a monumentally successful vintage. Fantastic wines --- must-haves for serious pinot-philes!

ARRIVES ONE WEEK!!


Stefan Blicker at BPW

 

Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard -- 2012

 

PR94-95

(2009 shown)

Rated 94-95 points by the Pinot Report: "One of the steepest vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. This wine is typically deep, dark and displays a tension between the fruit and structure. Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of black cherry and Marionberry elevate over time in the glass. A wine that astonishes with a charge of cherry fruit that is pure and deeply flavored. The amazing spiced cherry essence caresses the palate and expands in the mouth, finishing with impressive length and a pleasing snap of acidity. This wine?s impeccable ...

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$54.95

PR94-95

(2009 shown)

Rated 94-95 points by the Pinot Report: "One of the steepest vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. This wine is typically deep, dark and displays a tension between the fruit and structure. Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of black cherry and Marionberry elevate over time in the glass. A wine that astonishes with a charge of cherry fruit that is pure and deeply flavored. The amazing spiced cherry essence caresses the palate and expands in the mouth, finishing with impressive length and a pleasing snap of acidity. This wine?s impeccable ...

More Info


$54.95



 

Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard -- 2012

 

PR96-97

(2010 shown)

Rated 96-97 points by the Pinot Report
: "Typically the most precocious of the four estate vineyard wines and often the first wine released to the market. This vineyard extends to the crest of the property exposing the vines to the last rays of sun and the first cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Volcanic soils. Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The seductive scents of dark berries, black cherries, rose petal and cardamon spice really get the juices flowing. It is challenging to adequately describe this nose since the aromas saturate the olfa ...

More Info


$54.95

PR96-97

(2010 shown)

Rated 96-97 points by the Pinot Report
: "Typically the most precocious of the four estate vineyard wines and often the first wine released to the market. This vineyard extends to the crest of the property exposing the vines to the last rays of sun and the first cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Volcanic soils. Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The seductive scents of dark berries, black cherries, rose petal and cardamon spice really get the juices flowing. It is challenging to adequately describe this nose since the aromas saturate the olfa ...

More Info


$54.95



 


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Aubert Pinot Noir Ritchie Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (3) WA91-93, AG92+ $129.00  
Aubert Pinot Noir Ritchie Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (3) WA91-93, AG92+ $135.00  
Aubert Pinot Noir Ritchie Vineyard -- 2012 1.5L (3) WA91-93, AG92+ $329.00  
Aubert Pinot Noir UV Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (6) WA92-94, AG94 $135.00  
Aubert Pinot Noir UV Vineyard -- 2011 1.5L (1) WA94 $319.00  
Aubert Pinot Noir UV Vineyard -- 2012 1.5L (3) WA92-94, AG94 $345.00  
Aubert Pinot Noir UVSL -- 2012 750mL (2) AG95 $145.00  
Aubert Pinot Noir UVSL -- 2012 1.5L (3) AG95 $369.00  
Auteur Pinot Noir Hyland Vineyard -- 2006 750mL (1) $37.00  
Auteur Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard -- 2008 750mL (2) $55.00  
Auteur Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard -- 2008 750mL (2) $55.00  
Auteur Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard -- 2009 750mL (1) BH89 $45.00  
Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard -- 2002 750mL (1) WS95 $85.00  
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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard -- 1999 750mL WS94 $79.00  
Boars View (Schrader) Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast -- 2011 750mL (1) $285.00  
Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir Melville Vineyard -- 2006 750mL (2) WA93, ST93 $59.00  
Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir Rancho Santa Rosa -- 2006 750mL (2) WA90, ST91 $49.00  
Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir Rio Vista Vineyard -- 2006 750mL (1) WA90  wrl $39.00  
Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir Rio Vista Vineyard -- 2006 750mL (1) WA90 $39.00  
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Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Freestone Hill Vineyard -- 2004 750mL WA91  sscl $35.00  
Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Garys` Vineyard -- 2007 750mL (1) WA91, ST90 $39.00  
Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Garys` Vineyard -- 2005 750mL (1) WA93 $43.00  
Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard -- 2004 750mL (2) WA94 $44.00  
Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Widdoes Vineyard -- 2007 750mL (1) WA92, ST91 $37.00  
Coattails Pinot Noir Willamette Valley -- 2012 (19) $74.00  
Couloir Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch -- 2012 (5) WE94 $49.99  
Debiase Pinot Noir Russian River Valley -- 2010 750ml (2) $39.99  
Holdredge Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Valley -- 2002 750mL (2)  nl $35.00  
Jonata Pinot Noir La Cancion de Jonata -- 2005 750mL (1) $75.00  
Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard -- 2005 750mL (1)  nl $39.00  
Kesner Wines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Gate -- 2012 (25) $39.95  
Kesner Wines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vadim's Watch -- 2011 750ml (18) $61.95  
Lucia Vineyards Pinot Noir Garys` Vineyard -- 2005 1.5L (1) WA92, WS92 $95.00  
Lucia Vineyards Pinot Noir Garys` Vineyard -- 2005 750mL (2) WA92, WS92 $45.00  
Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge -- 1999 750mL (1) WA98  nl $369.00  
Maybach Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Irmgard -- 2013 750mL (6) $119.00  
Miura Vineyards Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard -- 2001 750mL (1) $49.00  
Montagu Pinot Noir Bacigalupi Vineyard -- 2012 (7) $57.99  
Mouton Noir Wines Pinot Noir OPP -- 2010 (10) $18.95  
Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir Pomarium Estate -- 2006 750mL (1) ST92 $45.00  
Peirson Meyer Pinot Noir Sonoma Bateman Vineyard -- 2009 750mL (1) $55.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Clos du Ciel -- 2012 750mL (6) WA93-95+, ST93 $195.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Clos du Ciel -- 2011 750mL (2) WA94, ST93, WS92 $185.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Le Caprice -- 2010 750mL (2) WA98 $249.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Le Caprice -- 2011 750mL (2) WA92-94, AG91, ST93, WS91 $105.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Le Caprice -- 2010 750mL (1) WA98 $249.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Ma Danseuse -- 2012 750mL (12) WA91-93, ST93 $114.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Ma Danseuse -- 2011 750mL (2) WA92-94, AG92, ST92, WS91 $115.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir le Moulin Rouge -- 2010 750mL (1) WA94, AG92, WS94 $125.00  
Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir le Moulin Rouge -- 2002 750mL (1) WA91, ST92  wisl $135.00  
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Poe Wines Pinot Noir Hudson Vineyard -- 2012 750ml (14) CT93 $41.95  
Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard -- 2007 750mL (3) BH92, WA93, ST93 $105.00  
Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard -- 2008 750mL (3) BH93, WA92-95, ST95 $115.00  
Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard -- 2006 750mL (2) WA90, ST91, WS91 $95.00  
Rhys Vineyards Pinot Noir San Mateo County -- 2010 1.5L (2) $145.00  
Rivers Marie Pinot Noir Summa Old Vines -- 2007 750mL (2) ST92 $125.00  
Rossi Wallace Pinot Noir Napa Valley -- 2013 (21) $25.95  
Sandhi Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard -- 2011 (7) $59.99  
Sandhi Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills -- 2011 (2) $36.00  
Siduri Pinot Noir Russian River Valley -- 2012 750mL (1) $24.00  
Siduri Pinot Noir Sebastiano Vineyard -- 2012 (15) AG92-94, ST92 $44.95  
Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir #6 -- 2001 750mL (1) ST91  bsl, lnl $325.00  
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Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Hollerin` M Shea Vineyard -- 2002 750mL (1) WA96  lnl $375.00  
Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Hollerin` M Shea Vineyard -- 2002 750mL (1) WA96  crk, ssos $375.00  
Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Hollerin` M Shea Vineyard -- 2002 750mL (1) WA96  3cm, cc, sos, stbl $375.00  
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Two Messengers Pinot Noir Willamette Valley -- 2011 750ml (13) $29.99  
Tyler Winery Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard -- 2012 (3) WA94 $55.00  
Whetstone Pinot Noir Pleasant Hill -- 2005 750mL (1) ST90  ltl $35.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (1) ST94 $119.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (1) ST92 $79.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Calegari Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (1) ST91 $65.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (2) ST93 $95.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors -- 2012 750mL (2) ST91 $69.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (3) $129.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard -- 2011 750mL (1) $137.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (3) ST92 $75.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Foss Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (4) ST92 $75.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (3) ST91 $95.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Peay Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (2) ST94 $79.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (1) ST94 $105.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Vista Verde Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (2) ST92 $79.00  
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard -- 2012 750mL (1) ST93 $79.00