The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from Willamette Valley comes mostly from the Croft Vineyard. It has a pleasant bouquet of Granny Smith apples, kiwi fruit and nettle aromas that are well defined, although I would like more gooseberry to come through. The palate delivers more varietal character with gooseberry, fresh pear and nettle, a touch of spice developing towards the finish with good length. This is a fine take on a white grape variety not commonly grown in the Willamette Valley.
Made in the clean, fresh style of France's Loire Valley, the J. Christopher Willamette Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014 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.