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2018 J Christopher Pinot Noir "Basalte"

J Christopher 2018 Basalte Pinot Noir

Winery: J Christopher

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Basalte"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chehalem Mountain

State or country: OR

Price: $30

Cases produced: 4,004

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 28, 2022

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from J. Christopher opens with a fragrant and attractive cherry liquor, RC Cola, clove, dark chocolate, and new leather bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is super smooth, juicy, and balanced. The flavor profile is a tasty blend of black cherry, cola, and cedar plank with notes of loam, strawberry licorice, and clove. I also detected hints of mushroom and cinnamon in the aftertaste. The finish drifts away nicely. This crowd-pleasing Old World styled Pinot will not last long. It is easy to quaff. I would pair it with a veal chop with portobello mushrooms or with turkey tetrazzini. Enjoy – Ken & Mark

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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