J. Christopher 2014 Pinot Noir, Lia's Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains
Item Number: 9776
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Chehalem Mountains
Vineyard Designation: Lia's Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Case Production: 100
Lia’s Vineyard is a superb site that has volcanic soil and produces wines with very pretty fruit and an elegant structure. Jay calls it “the Abbey Ridge of Chehalem Mountain.”
Tasting Notes: Lia's Vineyard is dry farmed. Lia’s Vineyard lies just up the hill from Olenik on Chehalem Mountain, but has a completely different style. It has a full, juicy mid-palate, but remains seductively elegant, with a complex interplay of fruit and minerality. The finish is long and tinged with spices. A gorgeous wine!
Winemaking Notes: 100% destemmed, 2.5-ton fermenters; native yeasts; unforced malolactic fermentation; 20 months in barrique (25% new oak).