J. Christopher Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $28.99
Item No. 116893
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

On the nose, the 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot presents bright, focused aromas of black cherries, blackberries, toast, and a light wafting scent of tobacco. It follows through with dark fruit and smoky black cherries on the palate, good richness, a silky, seductive texture, and a sweet, lingering finish. Supported by fine structure, the wine leaves an overall impression of focus, purity and elegance.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium ruby red in color, it is a spicy, savory, velvety-textured, elegant Pinot that is nicely proportioned and lengthy. Drink this outstanding value over the next 5–6 years."
90 Points

Learn About J. Christopher Map ItMap It

Christopher Wines is a small winery located in Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley. Our wines are hand crafted in small lots and are sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon.

We specialize in Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills made in the traditional style of Burgundy and highly aromatic stainless steel fermented white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay that reflect the terroir and varietal from which they are produced.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

Read More About Willamette Valley

Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

Read More About Pinot Noir

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