2015 J. Christopher Pinot Noir Volcanique

Year: 2015
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA-Oregon
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"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. -TF " (WS)

"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." (VM)

Winery Notes:
A joint project from famed German producer Ernst "Dr." Loosen and acclaimed Oregon winemaker Jay Somers, they purchased a beautiful 40-acre property on Chehalem Mountain in 2010. Even though Dr. Loosen has been making Pinot Noir in the Pfalz for 10 years, it's not on anyone's radar. Oregon Pinot Noir is, and that's why Loosen dipped a toe into the market back in 2006. After early success, they have greatly expanded on their original 2,000 case production. Developing long term contract with heritage vineyards and planting their own estate, J. Christopher is a star on the rise!