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2014 J. Christopher 'Lumiere' Pinot Noir 13.5%

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2014 J. Christopher 'Lumiere' Pinot Noir 13.5%

Discover the elegance and depth of the 2014 J. Christopher 'Lumiere' Pinot Noir, a wine that captures the essence of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Produced with grapes sourced from the Eola-Amity Hills, this Pinot Noir is a testament to the region's capacity for producing wines with a remarkable complexity and finesse. The 'Lumiere' reflects J. Christopher's dedication to terroir-driven winemaking, highlighting the unique characteristics of the vineyard's location.

Key Features:

  • 🍇 Vintage: 2014
  • 🏞️ Origin: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
  • 🍇 Alcohol Content: 13.5%
  • 🍷 Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • 🍷 Flavor Profile: The 'Lumiere' offers a nuanced bouquet of ripe red fruits, notably cherries and raspberries, complemented by subtle hints of spice, earth, and floral notes. On the palate, it showcases a medium body with silky tannins and a vibrant acidity, leading to a finish that is both graceful and lingering, with a delicate balance of fruit, minerality, and oak nuances.
  • 🌍 Exceptional Terroir: The vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills are known for their volcanic soils and the cooling influence of the Van Duzer Corridor, which contributes to the Pinot Noir's elegant acidity and aromatic complexity. This unique terroir, combined with the area's microclimate, creates optimal conditions for cultivating Pinot Noir with distinctive character and depth.
  • 🍇 Artisanal Winemaking: J. Christopher adheres to a philosophy of minimal intervention, employing traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques to highlight the varietal's natural elegance. The 'Lumiere' is carefully aged in French oak barrels, which adds layers of texture and complexity without overshadowing the wine's fruit purity.
  • 🍽️ Food Pairing: This Pinot Noir is a versatile pairing option, complementing a wide range of dishes from roasted poultry and grilled salmon to mushroom risotto and charcuterie. Its balance and elegance also make it a delightful accompaniment to delicate flavors and sophisticated cuisines.
  • 🍷 Serving and Storage: For the best tasting experience, decant the wine for about an hour before serving at 16-18°C (60-64°F). The 2014 'Lumiere' showcases excellent aging potential, allowing for further development of its flavors and aromas over time.

Embrace the nuanced complexity and terroir expression of the 2014 J. Christopher 'Lumiere' Pinot Noir. This wine not only represents the pinnacle of Oregon Pinot Noir but also exemplifies the winery's dedication to crafting wines that are a true reflection of their origins.

2014 J. Christopher 'Lumiere' Pinot Noir 13.5%
2014 J. Christopher 'Lumiere' Pinot Noir 13.5%
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