VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Zoot Allures is the second label of J. Christopher Wines, a small winery specializing in Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills and stainless steel fermented white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay.
Founder and winemaker Jay Somers mentored with John Paul, the winemaker and owner of Cameron Winery. Later he partnered with software executive Bill Holloran and together they built a small winery on Holloran's farm. Somers makes Holloran's Holloran Winery and Stafford Hill label wines as well as his own wines at the facility. The signature J. Christopher Pinot Noir is from the 25-year-old Le Pavillon Vineyard located in the Dundee Hills.
A number of dogs assist in the winemaking and are featured on the Zoot Allures label. The wines are sold through the website and Oregon retail wine stores.
Articles About Zoot Allures
2007 Zoot Allures Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13% alc., $19. Second label from J. Christopher Wines in Linn, Oregon that is very popular. · Shy brambly red fruits with Mediterranean spice on the nose with some alcohol peeking out. This wine is light in weight displaying decent earth-dusted cherry, cranberry and rhubarb flavors but there is some green notes that would suggest under ripe fruit. The acidity is fine and the tannins are held in check. Great label. Reviewed March 26, 2009 ARTICLE »
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