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J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Willamette Valley 2018

America, Oregon
J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Willamette Valley

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

Founded in 1996 by Oregon native Jay Christopher Somers, J. Christopher specializes in Pinot Noir made in the classic style of Burgundy and Sauvignon Blanc modeled after the great wines of Sancerre.  Traditional Old World and biodynamic vineyard management principles are followed: don’t force the vineyard, don’t over-irrigate, don’t use chemicals, and do all the hand labor right.  J. Christopher winery and the Estate vineyard are located in the picturesque Chehalem Mountains at the Northern end of the Willamette Valley: a region beautifully suited to this natural winegrowing philosophy.  In 2010 Jay Somers formed a partnership with famed German winemaker Ernst Loosen - a fellow self-described “Pinot freak” - who shared Jay’s extraordinary passion for Pinot Noir and commitment to crafting small lot, terrior-driven wines.  J. Christopher wines do not try to replicate Burgundy or Sancerre in the New World, but rather to bring an Old World sensibility to the creation of New World wine — a sensibility that favors great structure and expression of place. 

J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Willamette Valley 2018