J. Scott Cellars Sauvignon blanc 2016, Rogue Valley, Oregon
Delicious vintage! Pineapple and lemon with a lively acidity.
Wine Enthusiast on the 2015 vintage: With its vinicultural eye on New Zealand, this full-bodied and rich wine offers a mouth-filling mix of citrus and tropical fruits. It's lush and forward, dense with fruit and highlighted with lemon verbena. This wine has a delicious, crisp finish. The overall effect is like sipping on a vinous lemon-drop cocktail. Quite delicious!
400 cases produced, total acidity 7 g/liter, 13% alcohol
J. Scott Cellars Grenache Rose 2016 Rogue Valley, Oregon
Grenache Rose, aromas and flavors of strawberries, full bodied and well balanced by the acidic tangy taste of grapefruit. Wine Enthusiast: 89 points Perfect with picnics and BBQ this summer, or just enjoy a glass on the patio.
105 cases produced, total acidity 6.2 g/liter, 14.1% alcohol
J. Scott Cellars Avante Red Blend 2014 Rogue Valley, Oregon
Jonathan's signature wine, Avante red blend, is a delightful surprise with each vintage! This 2014 is a classic Southern Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.
In this French blend...the Grenache grape with its soft, berry flavor is most prominent, the Syrah adds aroma of black paper and some "muscle" to the wine, while the Mourvedre adds pigment and tannin.
Rich, delicious and ready to enjoy! This wine is best enjoyed with well marbled meats and full flavored cheeses.
J. Scott Cellars Zinfandel 2014 Columbia Valley, Oregon
Oregon, Columbia Valley grapes. Soft and jammy with black pepper. Outstanding!
The aromas on this wine are rich and dessert-like: vanilla, chocolate, cherries, perhaps even clove. With soft tannins and jammy berry flavors, it's the perfect wine to drink with grilled meats on the barbecue.
This is a real treat, an honest-to-goodness Oregon Zinfandel. You can count the number of Oregon vineyards producing Zinfandel on one hand, as the vast majority is produced in California, followed by Washington. Just 92 acres of Zinfandel harvested in Oregon statewide in 2013. (Compare to over 13,000 acres for Pinot Noir!)
Most of Oregon is just wrong for Zinfandel, as the grapes won't ripen evenly or at all.
This J. Scott edition comes from a vineyard in the Columbia Valley, just east of The Dalles, across the river from the famous Maryhill Winery on the Washington side. In this location, the climate is warm, dry, and perfect for big, bold reds.
150 cases produced, 5.9 g/liter, 15.5% alcohol