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Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir 2008, Oregon Add to ...

  • Rating 91
  • Year 2008
  • Varietal Pinot noir
  • Price $49.95

The elegance of the Sommers Reserve, named after owner Paul Gerrie’s grandmother Jessie Sommers, inspired famed U.S. wine critic Robert Parker to describe it as “Fred Astaire in a bottle (with Ginger Rogers in there, too).” Fermented with wild yeasts and lavished with considerable new oak, this offering from Salem in Oregon’s Willamette Valley shows cinnamon-like spice and a dried-foliage character reminiscent of fine, slightly aged Burgundy. Attractive now, it could evolve well for a decade. Available for $48.25 in Quebec.

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