J. Christopher 2017 'J.J' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 14199
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic and marine sediment
J.J is the little brother of the J. Christopher wines. It is a fruit-forward, easy-drinking Pinot Noir that’s affordable for everyday enjoyment. This value cuvée is a cellar selection of barrels that have been declassified from the main production, mostly because they didn’t have quite the mineral intensity and textural focus needed for the J. Christopher wines. The result is an fruitier style of wine that works very well as an introduction to Oregon Pinot Noir.
Winemaking Notes: The winemaking and fruit sources for this second-label wine are the same for all of the wines, but this is typically a blend of barrels that are more fruit-forward. The barrel selection process starts with the single-vineyard wines, the special cuvées, and then the two elemental cuvées: Basalte and Volcanique. What remains goes into the J.J Pinot Noir. Fermentation occurs with native yeast. The wine spends 20 months in barriques (25% new).