Founder and owner Paul Gerrie has used his skills as an engineer and avid researcher to pursue his passion for wine. On his travels to France, he was introduced to and embraced the traditional growing practices of Burgundy which he now instills in his own wines. Use of whole cluster and native yeast fermentation allows for the fruit and land to truly express themselves and Cristom has also farmed sustainably since 1992.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
100% Pinot NoirEileen Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills AVA)Named after co-founder of Cristom Vineyards: Eileen Gerrie545-737 ft. elevationPlanted in 1997South, southeast, and eastern aspectColumbia River basalts including Jory, Saum, Nekia, RItner, Witzel, and Yamhill soil series46% whole cluster100% native yeast fermentation1-3-punchdowns daily in 1.5-5 ton open-top fermentersGently pressed in a pneumatic bladder press and moved to barrel by gravity34% new French oakunfined and unfiltered792 cases produced