J. Christopher

Lumière Unfiltered Pinot Noir

9.160 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Purple-garnet red, very good clarity, medium extracted pigment. Butter, blueberry, raspberry and cherry cola aromas, soy-umami flavors with berry and cola in mouth. Umami finish with lingering cool fruit. Those lingering yeast cells are integral to this wine. Some astringency and bitterness as well but challenging to characterize. After 60 minutes, resolves into an umami-rich pinot with raspberry, plum and cherry flavors, decent acidity. Give it an hour before drinking in earnest

Purple-garnet red, very good clarity, medium extracted pigment. Butter, blueberry, raspberry and cherry cola aromas, soy-umami flavors with berry and cola in mouth. Umami finish with lingering cool fruit. Those lingering yeast cells are integral to this wine. Some astringency and bitterness as well but challenging to characterize. After 60 minutes, resolves into an umami-rich pinot with raspberry, plum and cherry flavors, decent acidity. Give it an hour before drinking in earnest

Oct 19th, 2021
David Shaw

Purple-red, moderately extracted pigment, good clarity with minor residue (it is unfiltered). Hints of butter, wood and cola in nose. Bright acidity, a touch of soy-umami in the flavors. Slightly gritty aftertaste on initial pour (it’s unfiltered!) Still assessing as it opens up... Cola flavor emerges after ten minutes, barrel tar aroma after thirty.

Purple-red, moderately extracted pigment, good clarity with minor residue (it is unfiltered). Hints of butter, wood and cola in nose. Bright acidity, a touch of soy-umami in the flavors. Slightly gritty aftertaste on initial pour (it’s unfiltered!) Still assessing as it opens up... Cola flavor emerges after ten minutes, barrel tar aroma after thirty.

Nov 1st, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Perfect timing for a first bottle.

Spiced mixed, red, dark, blueberry wine candy.

More thoughts later.

Perfect timing for a first bottle.

Spiced mixed, red, dark, blueberry wine candy.

More thoughts later.

Aug 2nd, 2020
Steven Gullo

Cherry cola, deeper extract. Unfiltered and great example of the ripe 2012 vintage

Cherry cola, deeper extract. Unfiltered and great example of the ripe 2012 vintage

Nov 8th, 2015
Michael Chelus

Blackbery, black cherry, cassis and eucalyptus. Great structure and depth.

Blackbery, black cherry, cassis and eucalyptus. Great structure and depth.

Jun 30th, 2014
Jeffrey Zhao

Another incredibly balanced Pinot from Eola-Amity. Cherries, cranberries, soft tannins. Delicious!

Another incredibly balanced Pinot from Eola-Amity. Cherries, cranberries, soft tannins. Delicious!

Dec 8th, 2018
Kirk F
9.1

Pleasantly surprised. This was a real crowdpleaser & reasonable find on the list. A creamy, lush palate of cherry cola.

Pleasantly surprised. This was a real crowdpleaser & reasonable find on the list. A creamy, lush palate of cherry cola.

Oct 25th, 2018
Justin Felker

We had it at Bazaar Meats by Jose Andres, in Vegas, 5/27/18

We had it at Bazaar Meats by Jose Andres, in Vegas, 5/27/18

May 28th, 2018
Nagib Nasr

Deep color, intense aroma, incredible flavor and finish!!

Deep color, intense aroma, incredible flavor and finish!!

Feb 6th, 2018
Catherine Anderson

J. Christopher from the Willamette valley tends to be quite good; this one is a little young but still smooth with good flavor.

J. Christopher from the Willamette valley tends to be quite good; this one is a little young but still smooth with good flavor.

Jul 30th, 2017