2017 PINOT NOIR
The High & The Low
VINEYARDs | Eileen (50%), Louise (50%)
clones | Dijon 114 (Eileen), DIJON 113 (Louise)
APPELLATION | EOLA-AMITY HILLS
WINEMAKERS | Steve Doerner and Tom Gerrie
HARVEST DATES | October 16, 2017 (Eileen); October 6, 2017 (Louise)
BOTTLING | march 1, 2019
ALCOHOL | 14%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
Cristom Vineyards 2017 The High & The Low is composed of equal parts of our Eileen and Louise Vineyards—the highest and lowest-elevation Pinot noir plantings on our Eola-Amity Hills estate, separated by approximately 300 feet of elevation. Fermented with 55% whole clusters, the wine shows intense concentration, with high-toned notes of raspberry and pomegranate on the palate, and formidable spice and length on the finish.
Cristom Vineyards began over a quarter of a century ago as a collaboration between an engineer and a biochemist who each possessed a deep-rooted respect for the land, the natural winemaking process, and Pinot noir. 26 years later, second-generation owner-winegrower Tom Gerrie leads winemaker Steve Doerner and our tenured viticulture team in tending our estate vineyards, and producing elegant, dynamic wines, recognizable by our hallmark style of whole-cluster fermentation by native yeasts.