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851573001099

2015 Cristom Vineyard, Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

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    94: Robert Parker
    “Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Eileen gives bold
    raspberry preserves and red currant jelly notes with suggestions of chargrill
    meat, truffles, forest floor and cedar. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a solid
    backbone of grainy tannins and loads of freshness supporting the generous,
    muscular fruit, finishing with great persistence.”

    VINEYARD NOTES
    The Eileen Vineyard is named for Cristom’s co-founder, Eileen Gerrie, mother
    of second-generation winegrower-owner Tom Gerrie. Original planting of the
    Eileen Vineyard began in 1997 and was later expanded in 2006, resulting in
    a total of 16.61 acres, (6.72 hectacres) and making Eileen our largest estate
    vineyard. Perched atop the Cristom estate, Eileen is also our highest-elevation
    vineyard, possessing commanding views of Oregon’s Cascade Range to the
    east, and Coastal Range to the west. Eileen’s maritime climate features
    moderately warm days with especially cool nights, allowing the vines to retain
    acidity and produce intense aromas and flavors.

    VINTAGE NOTES 
    In 2015, the Pinot Noir vines got off to a warm and dry start with the earliest budbreak (March!) ever recorded at
    our estate – a full 3 weeks earlier than our twenty-five-year average. Warmth continued through spring, leading to bloom beginning in
    most blocks at the end of May – also the earliest ever recorded at the estate. The warm, dry weather during flowering was prime for
    yielding a heavy fruit set, and the vineyard produced sizeable clusters with large berries. These ideal growing conditions created the
    rare combination of abundant quantity and exceptional quality fruit, producing intensely fragrant and energetic wines that show a blend
    of depth, concentration and nuance. 

    WINEMAKING
    Hand harvested and hand sorted fruit, 42% whole clusters
    Minimum effective additions of sulfur and tartaric acid, Native yeast
    fermentations, 1-3 punch-downs daily in 1-7 ton open-top fermenters
    Gently pressed in a pneumatic bladder press, moved to barrel by
    gravity and never racked, unless necessary
    Undergoes a full malolactic fermentation in barrel
    Fined with egg whites, unfiltered

    ALC 14% 
    TA 5.6 g/L pH 3.64

    CLONES 
    Dijon (113, 114, 115, 777), Pommard, Wädenswil

    BOTTLED 
    May 2, 2017 PRODUCTION 1043 cases

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    2015
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2015 Cristom Vineyard, Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

2015 Cristom Vineyard, Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon


Add To Cart
$68.95
/ 0
SKU: 851573001099

94: Robert Parker
“Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Eileen gives bold
raspberry preserves and red currant jelly notes with suggestions of chargrill
meat, truffles, forest floor and cedar. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a solid
backbone of grainy tannins and loads of freshness supporting the generous,
muscular fruit, finishing with great persistence.”

VINEYARD NOTES
The Eileen Vineyard is named for Cristom’s co-founder, Eileen Gerrie, mother
of second-generation winegrower-owner Tom Gerrie. Original planting of the
Eileen Vineyard began in 1997 and was later expanded in 2006, resulting in
a total of 16.61 acres, (6.72 hectacres) and making Eileen our largest estate
vineyard. Perched atop the Cristom estate, Eileen is also our highest-elevation
vineyard, possessing commanding views of Oregon’s Cascade Range to the
east, and Coastal Range to the west. Eileen’s maritime climate features
moderately warm days with especially cool nights, allowing the vines to retain
acidity and produce intense aromas and flavors.

VINTAGE NOTES 
In 2015, the Pinot Noir vines got off to a warm and dry start with the earliest budbreak (March!) ever recorded at
our estate – a full 3 weeks earlier than our twenty-five-year average. Warmth continued through spring, leading to bloom beginning in
most blocks at the end of May – also the earliest ever recorded at the estate. The warm, dry weather during flowering was prime for
yielding a heavy fruit set, and the vineyard produced sizeable clusters with large berries. These ideal growing conditions created the
rare combination of abundant quantity and exceptional quality fruit, producing intensely fragrant and energetic wines that show a blend
of depth, concentration and nuance. 

WINEMAKING
Hand harvested and hand sorted fruit, 42% whole clusters
Minimum effective additions of sulfur and tartaric acid, Native yeast
fermentations, 1-3 punch-downs daily in 1-7 ton open-top fermenters
Gently pressed in a pneumatic bladder press, moved to barrel by
gravity and never racked, unless necessary
Undergoes a full malolactic fermentation in barrel
Fined with egg whites, unfiltered

ALC 14% 
TA 5.6 g/L pH 3.64

CLONES 
Dijon (113, 114, 115, 777), Pommard, Wädenswil

BOTTLED 
May 2, 2017 PRODUCTION 1043 cases