Vinous J. Christopher, 2014 J. Christopher Pinot Noir 'Lumière'
"Brilliant ruby-red. Powerful aromas of cherry cola and black raspberry pick up hints of smoky Indian spices and woodsmoke in the glass. Sappy and concentrated; gentle acidity provides lift and definition to bitter cherry and dark berry flavors. Delivers very good depth and power, in the style of this vintage, offering solid closing punch and length and dusty tannins that sneak in late." –Dec-16
Wine Enthusiast J. Christopher, 2014 J. Christopher Pinot Noir 'Lumière'
"This juicy wine feels substantial, with a concentrated palate of blueberry and blackberry fruit. It’s got grip and detail, with threads of coffee grounds and smoke. It finishes with a hint of metallic earth. All is in balance, and the highlights are gently applied."
J. Christopher, 2014 J. Christopher Pinot Noir 'Lumière'
“Lumière” makes reference to the light that contributes to Eola-Amity Hills’ discernible qualities in Pinot Noir. This terroir wine is made from fruit sourced from three small vineyards; “Dubay”, "En Gedi" and “Three Angels” on Walnut Road. This string of hills ranges from 250 to 700 feet in elevation. The weather here is mild, with cool summer afternoons lending firm acidity to developing grapes. The shallow, rocky soils here are mainly volcanic basalt, with some marine sediment and alluvial deposits, providing good drainage for grapes of great concentration.