Red

2010 Cristom Pinot Noir Sommers Reserve

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley

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  • Vinomark wrote: 89 points

    May 24, 2015 - Actually could use more time as nice but complexity lacking but has the stuff to improve.

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4 Comments

  • benjaminpaul commented:

    5/26/15, 8:13 PM - I believed that the complexity lacking was a hint towards the fact it was starting to thin out - not going to improve...?

  • Vinomark commented:

    5/26/15, 11:01 PM - Thanks for feedback & insight. I'm actually going to Cristom this Saturday for a Blend you own cuvée from current 2013 harvest of the individual vineyards. This is a periodic Wine Zvlub members event & always fun & very informative.
    I have found over the years, Cristom wines take a long time to come around due to Winemaker Dteve

  • Vinomark commented:

    5/26/15, 11:27 PM - Thanks for feedback & insight. I'm actually going to Cristom this Saturday for a Blend you own cuvée from current 2013 harvest of the individual vineyards. This is a periodic Wine Club members event & always fun & very informative.
    I have found over the years, Cristom wines take a long time to come around due to Winemaker Steve Dierner's use of whole cluster in high % for OR Pinot. Similar to Domaine Dujac in Burgundy, the vines add complexity but early it can be green &/or stemmy/wooden in flavor.
    I've had many Cristom's at 15 & 20 years that are stunning.
    Now the Sommer's is a different cuvée of some or all of his vineyards with purchased grapes, so it is more an entry level versus the four high quality (Louise & Marjorie the highest) single vineyard wines.
    Be fun to see where this wine from an outstanding Oregon Pinot Noir vintage goes!

  • Vinomark commented:

    5/26/15, 11:27 PM - Thanks for feedback & insight. I'm actually going to Cristom this Saturday for a Blend you own cuvée from current 2013 harvest of the individual vineyards. This is a periodic Wine Club members event & always fun & very informative.
    I have found over the years, Cristom wines take a long time to come around due to Winemaker Steve Dierner's use of whole cluster in high % for OR Pinot. Similar to Domaine Dujac in Burgundy, the vines add complexity but early it can be green &/or stemmy/wooden in flavor.
    I've had many Cristom's at 15 & 20 years that are stunning.
    Now the Sommer's is a different cuvée of some or all of his vineyards with purchased grapes, so it is more an entry level versus the four high quality (Louise & Marjorie the highest) single vineyard wines.
    Be fun to see where this wine from an outstanding Oregon Pinot Noir vintage goes!

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