TN: 2017 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard

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TN: 2017 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard

#1 Post by Dale McClaran » March 22nd, 2020, 11:08 am

  • 2017 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (3/22/2020)
    Decanted 3 hrs. Clearly, this is a much cooler vintage than the last several as it has a much lighter feel on the palate with no shortage of density or grip. Classic Cristom, this sports its spicy strawberry core around very well judged oak (75% French?) that creates a mildly exotic experience, lots of baking spices. Acidy is higher than normal, or probably more accurately, more discernable, and this comes across as very fresh. A bit tight, so better to wait in normal times. It’s not normal, so no regrets. Excellent. (93 pts.)
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