J Christopher Basalte Chehalem Pinot Noir 2015
Region: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon
The new Basalte bottling is from vineyards in the AVA: Chehalem Mountains. It is sourced from the Appassionata estate vineyard, the Medici Vineyard. The Chehalem Mountains are geologically complex and diverse, formed over millennia by lava flows, wind-blown silt (loess), and uplifted sedimentary seabeds. The vineyards have the extremely rocky volcanic basalt soils that lend themselves to full-bodied, firmly structured wines.