J. Christopher Pinot Noir Volcanique 2015, Willamette Valley

93 points, Wine Spectator:

“Expressive raspberry, orange peel and violet aromas open to refined cherry and black tea flavors that take on structure and richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025.”

91 points, Vinous:

“Brilliant magenta. Mineral-accented cherry and raspberry scents show very good clarity and pick up a spicy accent with air. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering gently sweet red fruit and spicecake flavors and a hint of cola. Delivers a solid punch of flavor while coming off lithe. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with very good, floral-tinged persistence.”

Winery Notes:

 "The new Volcanique bottling is sourced from our favorite volcanic soil vineyards in the Dundee Hills AVA. Home to the first Pinot Noir vines ever planted in Oregon, the Dundee Hills are iconic and established the Willamette Valley as a serious wine region. The deep, well-drained, volcanic Jory clay soil gives us beautifully savory wines with purity and a finely focused structure. 100% destemmed; native yeast fermentation; unforced malolactic; 19 months in barriques (25% new); no fining or filtration."

Pricing

  • $24.99 each by the Single bottle = $24.99 add to cart
  • $22.13 each by the Half Case = $132.75 add to cart
  • $22.13 each by the Full case = $265.50 add to cart

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