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J. Christopher Pinot Noir Lumiére Eola-Amity Hills Cuvee 2017

America, Oregon

A special barrel-selection Pinot Noir that captures the firml structured character of the Eola-Amity Hills appellation.


The Eola-Amity Hills AVA lies about 15 miles southwest of the winery, where a notch through the Coast Range allows cool ocean winds to flow in from the west, dropping temperatures dramatically during late summer afternoons. This helps to retain firm acidity in the fruit. The 2017 Lumiere is a blend of selected barrels from two vineyards: Bieze, in the heart of the Eola Hills, and En Gedi, which is in the northern Walnut Hill area of the appellation.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Eola-Amity
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir
¥6,270  (incl. tax)

A special barrel-selection Pinot Noir that captures the firml structured character of the Eola-Amity Hills appellation.


The Eola-Amity Hills AVA lies about 15 miles southwest of the winery, where a notch through the Coast Range allows cool ocean winds to flow in from the west, dropping temperatures dramatically during late summer afternoons. This helps to retain firm acidity in the fruit. The 2017 Lumiere is a blend of selected barrels from two vineyards: Bieze, in the heart of the Eola Hills, and En Gedi, which is in the northern Walnut Hill area of the appellation.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Eola-Amity
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code 2096417
UPC 8-31030-00631-7
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.