J. Christopher 2017 JJ Pinot Noir
The barrel selection process starts with the single-vineyard wines, the special cuvées, and then the two elemental cuvées: Basalte and Volcanique. What remains goes into the J.J Pinot Noir. It was another warm year in the Willamette Valley, but the earlier flowering still gave enough hang time to develop ripe aromas and flavor in the fruit. The wines are pure and charming, with supple acidity and a cool, silky texture.