Ever since my first visit to Oregon—when I lucked into a night drinking their Pinot Noirs from the late 90’s—I’ve believed Cristom to be making some of the finest, most age-worthy wines in the new world. As a matter of fact, upon leaving that dinner, I remember deciding those old bottles had contained the most profound American wines I’d ever tasted. I believe that ranking still holds. It was a seminal experience and one that instilled an unwavering affection for all things Oregon and for what I still consider to be its crown jewel producer.
We’ve been lucky enough to pour Cristom’s “Mt. Jefferson Cuvee” Pinot Noir by the glass for a few years at ESS, and are lucky to have fostered a great relationship with that winery. Now—to celebrate their 25th Anniversary—we’re hosting owners Tom Gerrie and Steve Thomson for a library dinner on Tuesday, November 6th. It’s a rare opportunity to experience an incredible spread of vintages shipped straight from the winery’s cellar—one that will surely make a lasting impression.
—Wine Director, Steven Grubbs