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J. Christopher Pinot Noir Lumière 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

J. Christopher is owned by Ernst “Erni” Loosen, the internationally acclaimed winemaker behind Germany’s Dr. Loosen and Villa Wolf estates. Erni has a lifelong passion for Pinot Noir, and he recognized in the early 1990s that there was something very special going on here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. He became an avid collector of Oregon Pinot Noir, visiting the state often and establishing his U.S. import company here in 2003.
Erni was particularly drawn to the wines of J. Christopher. Here, he saw, was a New World wine made in the unhurried Old World style with finesse, a clear expression of terroir, and excellent aging potential. A collaboration soon followed with a finely selected, high-end Pinot that Erni named Appassionata, after the Beethoven piano sonata. A few vintages later, Erni cemented his investment in Oregon by purchasing 40 acres on Chehalem Mountain in Newberg, planting the Appassionata Vineyard, and building the winery where we continue to produce Appassionata and J. Christopher wines today.