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J. Christopher Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvee 2016

America, Oregon
J. Christopher Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvee

This is a cuvée of the most intense barrels from excellent vineyard sites in the red volcanic clay of the Dundee Hills AVA. It shows the sanguine depth and fruity elegance that are typical of this area. The Dundee Hills developed as a result of the collision of the Pacific
and North American plates. Located about 40 miles inland from the Oregon Coast, this growing area is protected from severe weather by the Coast Range.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Dundee Hills
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir
¥6,270  (incl. tax)

This is a cuvée of the most intense barrels from excellent vineyard sites in the red volcanic clay of the Dundee Hills AVA. It shows the sanguine depth and fruity elegance that are typical of this area. The Dundee Hills developed as a result of the collision of the Pacific
and North American plates. Located about 40 miles inland from the Oregon Coast, this growing area is protected from severe weather by the Coast Range.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Dundee Hills
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code 2096216
UPC 1-83103-00074-7
Winery

Winery Description

Founded in 1996 by Oregon native Jay Christopher Somers, J. Christopher specializes in Pinot Noir made in the classic style of Burgundy and Sauvignon Blanc modeled after the great wines of Sancerre.  Traditional Old World and biodynamic vineyard management principles are followed: don’t force the vineyard, don’t over-irrigate, don’t use chemicals, and do all the hand labor right.  J. Christopher winery and the Estate vineyard are located in the picturesque Chehalem Mountains at the Northern end of the Willamette Valley: a region beautifully suited to this natural winegrowing philosophy.  In 2010 Jay Somers formed a partnership with famed German winemaker Ernst Loosen - a fellow self-described “Pinot freak” - who shared Jay’s extraordinary passion for Pinot Noir and commitment to crafting small lot, terrior-driven wines.  J. Christopher wines do not try to replicate Burgundy or Sancerre in the New World, but rather to bring an Old World sensibility to the creation of New World wine — a sensibility that favors great structure and expression of place.