Cristom Marjorie Vineyard Pinot Noir is a barrel-aged red wine made with the Pinot Noir variety by Cristom Vinyards in the Villamette Valley denomination, in Oregon (USA). Cristom Vinyards was set up in 1992 and is run by engineer and founder Paul Gerrie, winemaker Cristom Steve Doerner and grower Marcos Feltz. The winery has Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) certification, they cultivate their vines with the utmost respect and make wine with minimal intervention.
This is the non-estate, value-priced Pinot from Cristom, and it is always a fine value. The winery style is much in evidence, with minimal intervention, native yeast and a percentage of whole clusters in the ferment. It’s a tight, herbal, steely wine with compact cranberry and wild raspberry fruit at the core. Youthful and fresh, it has a peppery character and green tea highlights in the finishing tannins. Drink now and over the rest of this decade.