From Jay's first sip of Burgundy, there was no turning back. Old World wines are what he has always loved to drink. And since starting J. Christopher Wines in 1996, that's the style of wine he has worked to make here in the New World. We follow biodynamic principles, and all of our wines are handcrafted in small lots, with fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon. Our specialties are Pinot Noir made in the traditional style of Burgundy, and Sauvignon Blanc modeled after the great wines of Sancerre.
The aim here, according to the winery, is to show both floral and earthy components. The floral, sweetly fruity aspect is front and center, and you can find lighter, more subtle suggestions of earth and dried leaves as well. It's a working blend, and a wine best consumed over the next five years