J. Christopher 2016 Pinot Noir, Charlie's Vineyard, Dundee Hills
Item Number: 12435
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Dundee Hills
Vineyard Designation: Charlie's Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Jory; red volcanic soil
Vineyard Notes: The three-acre Charlie’s Vineyard has produced great wine for J. Christopher since 1996, his inaugural vintage! Right in the heart of Dundee, this vineyard produces a wine with an earthy depth and aromatic charm. Illinois is one of only a couple markets outside of Portland to receive Charlie's Vineyard by J. Christopher. This is a special and rare bottling.
Winemaking Notes: Charlie's Vineyard is dry farmed. Grapes are 100% destemmed into 2.5-ton fermenters for native yeast fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is not forced. The Pinot matures for 20 months in barriques (25% new oak).
Winemaker Notes: "The 2016 vintage was warm and very early; I find the wines to be a little more structured. Aromaticly, Charlie's is one of my favorite wines of the 2016 vintage. The tannins are pronounced but well integrated. Only 3 barrels were made."