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 NoirLouise Vineyard (Eola-Amity Hills AVA)Named after founder Paul Gerrie’s great-grandmother290-440 ft. elevationPlanted in 1993East-southeastern aspectColumbia River basalts and Marine sediment soils46% whole cluster100% native yeast fermentation1-3-punch downs daily in 1.5-5 ton open-top fermentersGently pressed in a pneumatic bladder press and moved to barrel by gravity38% new French oakunfined and unfiltered792 cases produced