2012 J. Christopher Pinot Noir Lumière

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Eola - Amity Hills
Drink between 2016 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Pinot_Geek Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 7, 2020 - Rich, tart, black cherry, black raspberry, savory. Serious, good wine.

  • JJYoyo Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 21, 2020 - Fully mature. Very rich nose of strawberry, clove, fennel seed, violet, and a very earthy stalky note. Red berries, clove, a little tobacco leaf on the palate. Lighter body than the above notes would suggest. A little syrupy but not tiring to drink. Very good value.
    Score. 92-93. Relative to expectations: ++

  • wrote: 93 points

    April 30, 2020 - Day 2: Wonderful wine with really good acidity. Spice, strawberry, floral, stone and earth. Wonderful wine and one of the best Oregon wines for under $25.00 (my cost). Awesome. 93 points
    Day 3: Super awesome with floral, raspberries, strawberry, earth and stone. Medium plus finish. 92 Plus.
    Recommendation: Buy this!

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  • rickspicks wrote: 91 points

    February 15, 2020 - Rich and ripe - especially for an Oregon PN. Nose of ripe, dried red fruits with flavors of cranberry and earth. Some bitterness on the mid-palate along with unusual floral notes on the finish. Not sure I've ever had a wine with this profile. I liked a lot about this wine, but also found it a bit overdone - which is not something I enjoy in PN.

  • wrote: 92 points

    January 9, 2020 - Day 1: Soy, cranberry, strawberry, floral and minerals. Wonderful showing again. Nice fruit and medium plus finish. This will age another 3 or 4 years but is so good now why not consume. 92 points
    Day 2: Solid again and consumed. Cranberry, strawberry, underbrush, minerals and floral notes. A pretty, flavorful wine. Medium finish. 92 points
    Recommendation: While I believe this will age a few more years it is drinking great now. Drink now to 2022.

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    Oregon Pinot Noir: The 2013s & 2012 Late Releases (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer J. Christopher
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Lumière
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Eola - Amity Hills

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  • In Cellars 63 (28%)
  • Consumed 162 (72%)

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