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2008 Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Glass-staining ruby.  Complex, scented bouquet of black raspberry, potpourri and five-spice powder, with a sexy note of woodsmoke gaining strength with air.  Cinnamon- and clove accented red and dark berry flavors show impressive intensity and focus, becoming sweeter on the back half.  Dusty tannins add shape and grip to the long, sappy, penetrating finish.  This will age. 

91 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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