2019 Cristom 'Mt. Jefferson Cuvee' Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills

Are you ready for an incredibly undervalued 97 point Pinot Noir? I know what you're thinking "how can a 97 point wine be undervalued?" It's because this acclaimed producer that's been making waves in sommelier wine seas is finally beginning to make ground on the mainland. 
Allow me to introduce you to Cristom. A Willamette Valley producer making biodynamic Pinot that rivals the greats of Burgundy. The 2019 Cristom 'Mt. Jefferson Cuvee' Pinot Noir from the Eola-Amity Hills is a high-flying seduction captivating wine professionals all over the world. 
The first time I blind tasted one of Cristom's Pinot's I was 99% sure that it was from a high-quality producer in the Cote de Nuits. You can probably deduce that I was wrong. 
Cristom's wines are very reminiscent of Burgundian Pinot. The 2019 Mt. Jefferson Cuvee erupts with red fruit followed by black tea and forest floor. Full-bodied, rich, and structured this wine feels like it sprouted out of Vosne-Romanee's greatest 1er Cru Terroir. 
If you don't want to take my word at face value, you can rest assured knowing James Suckling blessed this bottle with a 97 point rating. That's one of the highest scores this estate has ever earned. 
The press doesn't stop there. Here's a list of the estates most prestigious accolades: 
  • Wine & Spirits #1 Oregon Pinot Noir in America's Top Restaurants: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 
  • Wine & Spirits Top 50 Wine Brands in America’s Top Restaurants: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 
  • Wine & Spirits “Top 100 Wineries of the Year:” 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011 
  • The Wine Advocate “Extraordinary Winery of the Year” nominee: 2020 
  • The Wine Advocate “Best Oregon Winery” nominee: 2017 
  • Food & Wine Magazine “Best Oregon Wineries to Visit:” 2016 

Yeah, they're kind of a big deal. 

Now, are you ready for the cherry on top? I hope so. You're probably guessing this will cost roughly $90+ a bottle, right? Not quite. Cut that price in half and you have it. $46 a bottle for a 97 point Pinot from one of Oregon's best and brightest producers

Tired of paying $200+ for Vonse-Romanee's best Pinots? Then bring home some 97 point Cristom that will warm you soul and keep your pockets fat.