J.C. Somers “Croft Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc 2020
From star Oregon winemakers Jay C. Somers & Ronda Newell-Somers, this classic style of Sauvignon Blanc offers pure fruit, balanced acidity, and focused minerality.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Willamette Valley
VINEYARD: Croft Vineyard
GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc (Clone 1)
SOIL: Ancient marine sediment
PRACTICE: Certified organic
VINIFICATION: Fermentation in 60% stainless steel & 40% concrete egg.
COLOR: Medium yellow
BODY: Light (1-2)
TASTE: Dry, Mineral, Crisp
PRIMARY AROMAS: citrus pith, yellow apple, fresh herb
FLAVOR: mouth-watering acidity, crisp mineral finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
The crisp mineral qualities provide a great pair with oysters, delicate fish, fresh herbs, goat cheese, green vegetables, mild & tangy or herbal & briny sauces.
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS:
“J.C. Somers is the collaboration between Jay Christopher Somers and his longtime partner and wife Ronda Newell-Somers. The label displays the New Moon which signifies a new phase in their winemaking adventures. After founding and developing the J. Christopher brand in 1996 they are returning to their roots producing small quantities of focused, elegant and terroir driven wines made from the best sites in the Willamette Valley”*
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
“Truly one of the top white wine vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. The Croft Vineyard is located southwest of the Eola Hills near the town of Monmouth. The organically farmed Croft Vineyard is in the foothills of the coast range and grown in ancient marine sediment soils. It is owned by Chancy and Toni Croft and farmed by Lee Croft and I have been working with the Sauvignon Blanc since 1999. The 2004 Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc I made won best white wine of the year in Sunset Magazine and has been a little bit of a cult wine ever since. It is the most distinctive white wine I produce and it is great to continue to work with this magical site. We work with 1 acre of the clone 1 Sauvignon Blanc.”*
ABOUT THE LABEL:
“The new moon signifies a new phase in our winemaking adventures. We’re getting back to our roots producing small quantities of focused, elegant, and terroir-driven wines from the best vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley.”*