05 J. Christopher, Pinot Noir Dundee Hills "Sandra Adele"
I think people will be talking about this wine for a long time. And J. Christopher's dad better get his boxing gloves ready. Because every post-adolescent young man is coming for his wife Sandra Adele. Rivaled only by J. Christopher's own 2002 vintage of this same cuvee, it's the most perfectly ripe, balanced, and sensual of Oregon's great, young pinot noirs. It's juicy to the point of being sweet--flavors of framboise over raspberry--the aromatherapy of cherry blossoms and violets. And the texture? Like someone rubbing my shoulders with lavender while singing "Unchained Melody." I've hungered for your touch. I'm beginning to think Sandra was a mistress, a nanny, or maybe just the wide rolling hills of Dundee--some great comfort Jay ran to or from. But somewhere, it says, there are secrets in the Christopher family, and this is one we are lucky to be in on, whatever the cost.