J. Christopher Pinot Noir Nuages 2011

Nuages (French for "clouds) pays homage to the moderating influence of Oregons autumn cloud cover, which slows ripening to allow for the long hang time that creates fully developed flavors. Nuages is a very engaging wine. Beginning with a mouthwatering nose of dark, sweet fruit and a hint of smoke and vanilla, it delivers a full impact on the palate, with fine, focused fruit accented by intriguing spice and herbal notes, a juicy grip, firm structure, and good length. [+]