J. Christopher

Basalte Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir Unfiltered

9.19 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Wow, special stuff. Ruby red, moderately extracted pigment. Barrel smoke in nose. After five minutes, strawberry flavor emerges, followed by cherry and briar, black currant and barrel wood finish, strawberry jam aftertaste. A hint of dill emerges in finish after an hour. Slight seed bitterness and skin astringency, light bright acidity spritzed with strawberry seed flavor in the aftertaste. A stellar Oregon Pinot that defies many of the stereotypes of what an Oregon Pinot ought to be.

Wow, special stuff. Ruby red, moderately extracted pigment. Barrel smoke in nose. After five minutes, strawberry flavor emerges, followed by cherry and briar, black currant and barrel wood finish, strawberry jam aftertaste. A hint of dill emerges in finish after an hour. Slight seed bitterness and skin astringency, light bright acidity spritzed with strawberry seed flavor in the aftertaste. A stellar Oregon Pinot that defies many of the stereotypes of what an Oregon Pinot ought to be.

Apr 15th, 2020
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Elegant & old world styled.

Elegant & old world styled.

Dec 24th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Volcanic soils - rich, Burgundian

Volcanic soils - rich, Burgundian

Dec 16th, 2019
Ali Casassa

So smooth

So smooth

Aug 10th, 2019
Andrew McDonald

Great finish, good structure.

Great finish, good structure.

May 13th, 2019
Robert Smith

Robert had this 3 years ago

Robert had this 3 years ago

Apr 15th, 2020
Tod Stoltz

Tod had this 3 years ago

Tod had this 3 years ago

Nov 28th, 2019
Phil Hill

Phil had this 4 years ago

Phil had this 4 years ago

Aug 2nd, 2019
Don Simpson

Don had this 4 years ago

Don had this 4 years ago

Jun 1st, 2019