2014 Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen's Vineyard
The 2014 Eileen Vineyard is a forty-one barrel blend from some of the favorite lots from the vineyard. The overall blend is composed of five clones of Pinot Noir: 37% 777; 27% Pommard; 18% 114; 13% 115; and 5% Wädenswil. The wine has an enticing aroma of a complex blend of spices including cinnamon, clove, anise seed, ginger root, nutmeg and turmeric reminiscent of South Asian cuisine. On the palate, it exudes bright red fruits, has great balance and a good weight to the mid-palate with soft, tannins that in short time will integrate beautifully. This wine has tremendous structure and the distinct ability to age gracefully over a period of 10 - 12 years or more.