J. Christopher

Volcanique Dundee Hills Unfiltered Pinot Noir

9.026 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Dundee Hills, 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
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, currant, flint, blackberry, loamy earth and oak. Medium-bodied and soft tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, currant, flint, blackberry, loamy earth and oak. Medium-bodied and soft tannins.

May 19th, 2022
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, currant and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, currant and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins.

Jan 1st, 2021
David Shaw

Purple, lightly to moderately extracted pigment. Raspberry, blueberry and red fruit leather aromas with hints of funk and butter. Earthy notes emerge after ten minutes. Raspberry flavor with a hint of cherry, tart, citric-orange peel finish with lingering berry flavor. Arguably some minerals in the aftertaste. Minimal tannins on initial pour. Cries out for food, a rich buttery cheese like Muenster or Gouda...

Purple, lightly to moderately extracted pigment. Raspberry, blueberry and red fruit leather aromas with hints of funk and butter. Earthy notes emerge after ten minutes. Raspberry flavor with a hint of cherry, tart, citric-orange peel finish with lingering berry flavor. Arguably some minerals in the aftertaste. Minimal tannins on initial pour. Cries out for food, a rich buttery cheese like Muenster or Gouda...

Apr 27th, 2020
Perry Riddle

Volcaniquia. Yas Queen

Volcaniquia. Yas Queen

Jul 21st, 2019
Jae Cho

Not as good as the regular label. “Too fallin’ apart” for Di

Not as good as the regular label. “Too fallin’ apart” for Di

Nov 16th, 2018
Jeff Burrows

#notWallaWalla Cherries with lively acidity and surprising medium+ tannins. biodynamic practices in vineyard & cellar Super nice Pinot for $29 #wbc18

#notWallaWalla Cherries with lively acidity and surprising medium+ tannins. biodynamic practices in vineyard & cellar Super nice Pinot for $29 #wbc18

Oct 5th, 2018
James Forsyth

Nice crystalline cherries, considerable minerality, orange peel. Sophisticated and nicely made in a midweight style.


Owned by Loosen Bros of Germany. Big vineyard focus, as it should be.
#wbc18

Nice crystalline cherries, considerable minerality, orange peel. Sophisticated and nicely made in a midweight style.


Owned by Loosen Bros of Germany. Big vineyard focus, as it should be.
#wbc18

Oct 5th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Fairly tightly wound at this point, but the potential is excellent. Very elegant wine with textbook Dundee Hills aromatics and minerality but on the lower ph side with firm structure.

Fairly tightly wound at this point, but the potential is excellent. Very elegant wine with textbook Dundee Hills aromatics and minerality but on the lower ph side with firm structure.

May 12th, 2018
Chris Zitzman

What a joy this little number is. Leaning more towards something from Burgundy, the unfiltered “Volcanique” from J. Christopher wine’s is a beautifully weighted, broad effort that’s still light on its feet. Luscious soft body rounds to a succulent finish. Yumville.

What a joy this little number is. Leaning more towards something from Burgundy, the unfiltered “Volcanique” from J. Christopher wine’s is a beautifully weighted, broad effort that’s still light on its feet. Luscious soft body rounds to a succulent finish. Yumville.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2018
David Metcalf

Tightly wound but lots of promise. Vigorous swirl breaks off a lovely little bit of rose, cherry and crushed obsidian. Very pretty, especially at this price.

Tightly wound but lots of promise. Vigorous swirl breaks off a lovely little bit of rose, cherry and crushed obsidian. Very pretty, especially at this price.

Aug 19th, 2019