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J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Willamette Valley 2018

America, Oregon

Located in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley, J. Christopher Wines is a small winery that specializes in Pinot Noir made in the traditional style of Burgundy, and in Sauvignon Blanc modeled after the great wines of Sancerre.

A small amount of Chardonnay is also produced with fruit sourced from long-standing grower relationships.
The winery is owned by Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate in Germany. The philosophy here is to produce wines in an Old World style that emphasizes focus, length and balance.

Sauvignon Blanc is the second largest variety produced at J. Christopher. Although it is not widely planted in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley, Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for this climate and makes fantastic wine here. Made in the clean, fresh style of France’s Loire Valley, this wine is cool-fermented and matured for four months in stainless steel and does not go through malolactic fermentation. The result is a classic, highly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with excellent acidity.

[90] Wine Enthusiast
“The winery makes a pair of Sauv Blancs, this one done in an herbal, Loire Valley style, crisply defined with a green edge and gooseberry fruit. There’s good concentration and penetration,

 

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc
¥3,960  (incl. tax)

Located in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley, J. Christopher Wines is a small winery that specializes in Pinot Noir made in the traditional style of Burgundy, and in Sauvignon Blanc modeled after the great wines of Sancerre.

A small amount of Chardonnay is also produced with fruit sourced from long-standing grower relationships.
The winery is owned by Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate in Germany. The philosophy here is to produce wines in an Old World style that emphasizes focus, length and balance.

Sauvignon Blanc is the second largest variety produced at J. Christopher. Although it is not widely planted in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley, Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for this climate and makes fantastic wine here. Made in the clean, fresh style of France’s Loire Valley, this wine is cool-fermented and matured for four months in stainless steel and does not go through malolactic fermentation. The result is a classic, highly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with excellent acidity.

[90] Wine Enthusiast
“The winery makes a pair of Sauv Blancs, this one done in an herbal, Loire Valley style, crisply defined with a green edge and gooseberry fruit. There’s good concentration and penetration,

 

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code 2095218
UPC 1-83103-00075-4
Winery

Winery Description

J. Christopher is owned by Ernst “Erni” Loosen, the internationally acclaimed winemaker behind Germany’s Dr. Loosen and Villa Wolf estates. Erni has a lifelong passion for Pinot Noir, and he recognized in the early 1990s that there was something very special going on here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. He became an avid collector of Oregon Pinot Noir, visiting the state often and establishing his U.S. import company here in 2003.
Erni was particularly drawn to the wines of J. Christopher. Here, he saw, was a New World wine made in the unhurried Old World style with finesse, a clear expression of terroir, and excellent aging potential. A collaboration soon followed with a finely selected, high-end Pinot that Erni named Appassionata, after the Beethoven piano sonata. A few vintages later, Erni cemented his investment in Oregon by purchasing 40 acres on Chehalem Mountain in Newberg, planting the Appassionata Vineyard, and building the winery where we continue to produce Appassionata and J. Christopher wines today.