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CRISTOM “Louise Vineyard” Pinot Noir 2015

(Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon) $55

The aromas of Christmas-to-come were already floating in the room. The piney incense of the Christmas tree. The rich fruitiness of plums. The deep roast of chestnuts. The edgy spiciness of nutmeg. Wait. They weren’t in the room. They were just in the glass, and like all great wines, this one was capable of taking you (taking me anyway) on a riff of imagination. I hadn’t even tasted the wine yet, but I was intoxicated. As for flavor, imagine dancing slowly with someone who dances better than you. My advice: Don’t think. Just keep following. (14% abv).

94 points KM

Available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars

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