2010 J. Christopher Nuages Chehalem Mountains Williamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 375 cases, $35. Unfiltered. Named in tribute to one of winemaker and guitarist Jay Christopher’s favorite gypsy jazz tunes. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of red berries, dark cherries, hard red candy and the slightest smoky oak. Easy to like with a discrete concentration of dark red fruits wrapped in mild fine-grain tannins and well-integrated acidity. A touch of earthiness, herbs and oak adds interest. Good. Reviewed November 24, 2012

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