BRANDJ. Christopher Wines
Tis second-label Willamette Valley wine is a blend of barrels from the three appellations where they have long-standing grower relations. The winemaking and fruit sources are the same for all of the wines they produce, but through their top-down barrel selection process, they choose the barrels that are most suited to the very approachable J.J Pinot Noir style. It’s an appealing, fruit-forward expression of cool-climate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Here is an easy-drinking, entry-level Pinot, with a mix of red berries and a hint of banana fruit highlighting the flavors. It's supported with ample tannins and acidity, and offers a good representation of Willamette Valley Pinot at a relatively modest price.