Yet another home run from the oh-so fecund Willamette Valley in Oregon. The Cristom Mt. Jefferson Pinot Noir brings red berry and fruit flavors, nice acidity, and subtle earthiness to the table. We're thinking the first glass would only be elevated by mushroom caps stuffed with sage, garlic, bread crumbs and a little bacon. After that, roast pork with a cranberry glaze will bring out the red fruit in the wine beautifully. Grilled salmon with a dijon, brown sugar crust is another delicious option. Feeling French? Coq au vin will bring out the earthiness of the wine, and it's lovely acidity is perfect for the rich ingredients in the dish. Refill your glasses and serve up a nutty Gruyere cheese with toasted walnuts, dried and fresh strawberries.
Winery: "Made with a blend of grapes from each of the estate vineyards, the Mt. Jefferson Cuvée wine conveys a rich diversity of place, deserving its reputation as one of the most expansive yet stylistically consistent Pinot Noirs in the world."
|Varietal:||100% Pinot Noir
|Aging:||12 months in French cooperage, 12.5% new oak
|Region:||Willamette Valley, Oregon
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|