Albarino wins Double Platinum in "Wine Press Northwest" competition!

Albarino wins Double Platinum in "Wine Press Northwest" competition!


Congratulations to winemaker, Jonathan Oberlander!  J. Scott Cellars 2017 Albarino has been awarded Double Platinum in the prestigious Wine Press Northwest wine competition..."These wines are categorized and judged blind during three days by three panels of wine experts, who award wines with Double Platinum, Platinum, Double Gold and Best Buy. A wine is awarded a medal based on how a majority of the judges voted. If all judges on a panel deem the wine a Platinum, that wine is awarded a rare, unanimous Double Platinum." 

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

October 2018, Wine Enthusiast has awarded J. Scott Cellars 2016 Sauvignon Blanc 90 Pts.!  "From one of a handful of Oregon wineries working with Sauvignon Blanc, this wine focuses on the natural, herbaceous pungency of the grape.  The palate is ripe in pineapple, apple and melon flavors, giving an appealing, round feel.  Touches of hibiscus and honey trail on the finish."

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

October 2018 Wine Enthusiast has awarded J. Scott Cellars 2015 Bradshaw Vineyard Pinot Noir 91 pts!  "This full-flavored, fruit-powered wine takes off with ripe blackberry and black cherry notes.  Barrel aging has contributed brown spice, cola and chocolate accents, which fill out the finish.  It's quite tasty and ready to enjoy now and over the next couple years."

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

February 2018, Wine Enthusiast has awarded J. Scott Cellars 2016 Sauvignon Blanc 91 Pts.! “This bright and spicy wine tones down the grape's propensity toward grassiness, showing instead peppery white melon fruit and a phenolic bite. Production has increased in recent years, making this rare Oregon example of this classic Loire Valley grape more widely available.”

Two Winners, "Best of the Northwest"!

Two Winners, "Best of the Northwest"!

Wow, J. Scott Cellars is honored to have been awarded TWO Double Gold medals from SIP Northwest Magazine in this month's annual "Best of the Northwest" issue (October 2017).  A distinguished panel of Sommeliers and Wine Experts have chosen our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 Grenache as the "Best of the Northwest" in their respective categories.  Congratulations to winemaker Jonathan Oberlander and the J. Scott Cellars team!

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

“Strong scents of mint and spice frame a burst of black-cherry fruit. It's followed with highlights of vanilla, coffee, cedar and mocha—suggesting that some innovative barrels were combined here. Overall, it's a potent and quite flavorful wine, ready to enjoy now through 2020.”

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

2014 Bradshaw Vineyard Pinot Noir has been awarded 91 Pts. "Strong scents of mint and spice frame a burst of black-cherry fruit. It's followed with highlights of vanilla, coffee, cedar and mocha—suggesting that some innovative barrels were combined here. Overall, it's a potent and quite flavorful wine, ready to enjoy now through 2020."

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

2015 Sauvignon Blanc has been awarded 91 Pts.  "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. The overall effect is like sipping on a vinous lemon-drop cocktail. Quite delicious!"

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

August 2016, Wine Enthusiast has awarded J. Scott Cellars 2016 Albarino 90 Pts.! “Not such a rarity these days, Albariño is turning heads in California and Oregon. This tart, juicy, and deliciously fresh effort is loaded with tangy citrus and green apple fruit. It's leesy and textural, tasting of wet stones: in sum, a wonderfully refreshing summer white.”

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

June 2015, Wine Enthusiast has awarded J. Scott Cellars 2013 Sauvignon Blanc 91 Pts.! “The winery does well with this grape, though each new vintage brings some sort of a twist or turn as far as grape sourcing, blend and overall style are concerned. Pungent with fusel oil and grass, it's not for the faint of palate. Full and flavorful on the palate, it combines sweet grasses with tree fruits, citrus and rind, showing excellent concentration and length, and finishing with a hint of ginger cookie.”