Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley 2018
Restaurants love this seductively floral Pinot Noir bursting with red fruit and sweet spice complexity. Cristom Vineyards named their Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Mt. Jefferson Cuvée, in 1994 after Mount Jefferson (10,495 feet, 3,199 m), located in the Cascade Range, due east of the winery and dramatically visible from our tasting room. ‘Mt. Jeff’ is crafted in a vibrant and expressive style and has earned a reputation for consistency making it among the most popular wines on restaurant wine lists in America. Mt. Jefferson Cuvée is a blend of the Cristom estate Pinot Noir vineyards along with fruit we source from neighboring vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The vineyard sites we have thoughtfully selected over the years are planted on a variety of soil types, elevations and aspects and represent the Willamette Valley Appellation as a broader whole. The vineyards are farmed by committed winegrowers we are proud to partner with, some for more than two decades, each and every one making a contribution to the ‘Mt. Jeff”. Each vineyard site adds to the character, fruit and structure of the wine, giving Mt. Jeff its deserved reputation as one of the most stylistically consistent Pinot Noirs in the world.