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2019 J Christopher Pinot Noir "Basalte"

J Christopher 2019 Basalte Pinot Noir

Winery: J Christopher

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Basalte"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $30

Cases produced: 3,734

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: November 24, 2023

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from J. Christopher opens with a red plum and red raspberry bouquet with a hint of grenadine and teaberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, very smooth and fresh. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum and strawberry blend with notes of clove stony minerality, and cinnamon. We also detected some hints of rhubarb, mushroom, and oolong tea. The finish is dry, and its flavors linger nicely before drifting away. This Pinot is very versatile and food friendly. I would pair it with a pan-seared duck breast with plum sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Basalte captures this expressive character of the soil, with deep red fruit and a fine tannic structure that maintains the elegant style we are seeking.

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