Llamado así por la bisabuela de Tom Gerrie, la propietaria viticultora Jessie Summers, que se estableció en 1994 después de la familia Gerrie. Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir mantiene su listón de calidad y vuelve a entregar una añada excepcional distinguida por tres rasgos: personalidad, distinción y un magnífico potencial de envejecimiento.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
This dramatically steep site delivers a wine of real personality and distinctiveness. The nose has a very layered mix of red cherries and berries with some plums, leaves, dry stones, forest wood and a wealth of sweetly fragrant spices. The palate holds such intensity and concentrated flavor with striking focus and drive. Mouthwateringly fresh red-cherry flavors are delivered in essence-like mode and hold long, on a super vibrant, explosive finish. The star of 2018 at Cristom and indeed for Willamette Valley pinot per se. Drink or hold.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard was made with 46% whole clusters and aged 17 months in 51% new French oak. Medium ruby, it has an incredible perfume of broody earth, licorice and lilac with concentrated blueberry and cranberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate is silky and expansive, offering loads of perfume and powerful fruit in a seamless, feathery frame, finishing very long. What a beauty! 859 cases produced.
Highlights of citrus fruit and flower lead into a tight, focused wine with tart cherry fruit. Roughly half was whole-cluster fermented, all native yeast. The astringency that trails the tannins is moderated somewhat by the light toast from aging 17 months in 63% new French oak.