The Wines of J. Christopher

‘Don't force the vineyard, don't irrigate the crap out of it, don't spray a bunch of chemicals on it, and do all the hand labor right.’ is winemaker Jay Somers pithy view of vineyard management. With the resulting excellent fruit, his goal is to make wines in a Burgundian style: focussed, long and balanced, rather than the alcoholic fruit bombs so often found in the North-West. And he certainly succeeds. The wines have a purity and individuality that perfectly reflect their origins.

Since 2010, he has been in partnership with German winemaker Erni Loosen. They bought a 40-acre property on Chehalem mountain, near Portland, planted vines and built a winery. The vines are farmed biodynamically. Jay continues to source fruit from some of Oregon’s best sites for his many different wines.


Below are four of his finest, but you can view our complete range here





The wines

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J. Christopher Wines

2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvée (JCHR25214A)
12 Bottle - 75cl £276.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £30.28
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2013 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvée (JCHR25213A)
12 Bottle - 75cl £276.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £30.28
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2011 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvée (JCHR25211A)
Well-balanced, juicy ripe fruit combines with asmooth spicy note, and a long pure finish.
12 Bottle - 75cl £276.00
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2014 Pinot Noir Lumiere Eola Amity Hills (JCHR29214A)
12 Bottle - 75cl £264.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £29.08
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2014 Pinot Noir Sandra Adele Dundee Hills (JCHR30214A)
12 Bottle - 75cl £444.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £47.08
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2013 Pinot Noir Sandra Adele Dundee Hills (JCHR30213A)
A blend from two outstanding vineyards in Dundee Hills: Abbey Ridge and Charlie's Vineyard. Abbey Ridge is known as the Amoureuses of Oregon, and contributes a delicate floral quality. Charlie's gives a mineral depth. The whole fine, delicate and juicy, with a persistent mineral backbone. Quite lovely.
6 Bottle - 75cl £222.00
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2012 Pinot Noir Lia's Vineyard Chehalem Mountains (JCHR38212A)
Light on its feet and dense atLight on its feet and dense at once, with very fresh vibrant fruit and a once, with very fresh vibrant fruit and a long ethereal long ethereal finish. finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £222.00
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2011 Pinot Noir Lia's Vineyard Chehalem Mountains (JCHR38211A)
Redcurrant and cherry fruit with a hint of mineral. Very elegant and pure, packed with bright fruit. The tannins are fine, and there is a lovely warm spicy fruit-driven finish.From old vines grown in volcanic soil. It is light on its feet and dense at once, with very fresh vibrant red fruit and a long ethereal finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £222.00
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2011 Pinot Noir Bella Vida Dundee Hills (JCHR42211A)
Warm, very inviting nose of cherry fruit. Greatintensity on the palate, and very structured.Fresh and balanced long finish. Can be approached now, but will reward after some years in thecellar.
6 Bottle - 75cl £222.00
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