J.C. Somers “Nouvelle Lune” Pinot Noir, 2019
From star Oregon winemaker Jay C. Somers, this Pinot Noir is blended from three Dundee Hills vineyards. Abundant with red fruit and acid-driven tannins, “Nouvelle Lune” is extremely food-friendly, elegant, and terroir-driven.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Dundee Hills
SUB-REGION: Willamette Valley
VINEYARD(S): Blend: Abbey Ridge, Bella Vida, La Colina
GRAPES: Pinot Noir
SOIL: Red Jory
VINIFICATION: Native yeast fermentation with natural malolactic, 75% used oak aging 20 months; unfined & unfiltered.
COLOR: Red Raspberry
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Forest floor, tart cranberry, ripe raspberry, red plum, earthy dried herb, rainy asphalt
FLAVOR: Dried herbs, cranberry, raspberry, sour cherry, plum, dry tannins, spicy cinnamon finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Food pairings could include, duck liver paté, seared salmon with cranberry-herb sauce, garlicky slow-cooked parmesan chicken.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: “J.C. Somers is the collaboration between Jay Christopher Somers and his longtime partner and wife Ronda Newell-Somers. The label displays the New Moon which signifies a new phase in their winemaking adventures. After founding and developing the J. Christopher brand in 1996 they are returning to their roots producing small quantities of focused, elegant and terroir-driven wines made from the best sites in the Willamette Valley”*
ABOUT THE LABEL: “The new moon signifies a new phase in our winemaking adventures. We’re getting back to our roots producing small quantities of focused, elegant, and terroir-driven wines from the best vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley.”*