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J. Christopher Pinot Noir Basalt 2017

America, Oregon

The Basalt bottling is sourced from our own Appassionata estate vineyard, the Medici Vineyard, which we farm, and our neighbors at Lia’s Vineyard. These vineyards have rocky, volcanic clay and basalt soils that lend themselves to full-bodied, firmly structured wines.
The 2017 Basalte has dense, dark fruit, with a vibrant buzz on the mid-palate. It is rich and juicy because of the excellent ripeness, but has a fine tannic structure that maintains the elegant style we are seeking.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Chehalem Mountains
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir
¥5,500  (incl. tax)

The Basalt bottling is sourced from our own Appassionata estate vineyard, the Medici Vineyard, which we farm, and our neighbors at Lia’s Vineyard. These vineyards have rocky, volcanic clay and basalt soils that lend themselves to full-bodied, firmly structured wines.
The 2017 Basalte has dense, dark fruit, with a vibrant buzz on the mid-palate. It is rich and juicy because of the excellent ripeness, but has a fine tannic structure that maintains the elegant style we are seeking.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Chehalem Mountains
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code 2096817
UPC 8-10404-02052-4
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.