J. Christopher 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 14157
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Sauvignon Blanc is a specialty at J. Christopher. Although not widely planted in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for the area’s climate, as this wine proves. Made in the clean, fresh style of France’s Loire Valley, this wine is fermented in stainless steel and does not go through malolactic fermentation. The result is a classic, highly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with perfect ripeness and excellent acidity.
Vineyard Management: Sustainable; dry farmed
Vinification: 80% fermented in stainless steel and 20% fermented in 500-liter acacia barrels. Wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The Sauvignon Blanc matured in tank/cask for four months before bottling.
Featured in " Oregon's Expanding Palette of Wines " by Vinous 2/8/2018
"It takes some effort to find a bottle of Oregon Sauvignon Blanc, but the good news is that virtually every example I tasted this year was praiseworthy. Andrew Rich, Patricia Green Cellars and J. Christopher all take the variety seriously, and their 2016 bottlings are all excellent by any measure. Sauvignon Blanc has co-existed alongside Pinot Noir very happily and productively in the Loire valley for ages, especially in Sancerre. I hope that at least a few more Oregon producers try their hand with it in the future. The few examples that I get to try each year suggest that the variety offers excellent potential in Oregon."