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CJ McCollum Launches McCollum Heritage 91 2021 Pinot Noir with Meet and Greet at Janken 

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NBA Basketball player CJ McCollum to host meet-and-greet at the Pearl District’s pan-Asian Janken restaurant to celebrate newly released McCollum Heritage 91 2021 Pinot noir, as well as 2020 Chardonnay

September 7th – On Friday, September 22, 2023, CJ McCollum will be at Portland’s stylish pan-Asian Janken restaurant for an exclusive meet-and-greet highlighting the release of McCollum Heritage 91’s 2021 Pinot noir, which will be available along with the winery’s 2020 Chardonnay. Guests are invited to taste the wines, which will be paired with Japanese-Korean fusion selections from renowned Chef Rodrigo Ochoa and his team. Tickets for the event include the featured McCollum Heritage 91 wines, along with access to the meet-and-greet with CJ McCollum. 

There are two sessions being held, with different options for participation. For details and to purchase tickets visit the Eventbrite link here. Cost will be per person and both sessions will be held on Friday, September 22nd:

Session A – $150 

  • Admission into event from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • One bottle of Chardonnay
  • One bottle of Pinot – signed by CJ McCollum
  • Free shipping on wine
  • MH91 branded gift 

Session B – $350

  • Admission into VIP event from 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Six bottles of Pinot – one signed by CJ McCollum
  • Free shipping on wine
  • MH91 branded gift  

Janken offers a harmonious fusion of Japanese and Korean aesthetics. The restaurant’s warm and inviting space celebrates togetherness, complemented by a stunning cherry blossom tree at its heart. One of Portland’s hottest restaurants, Janken is known for its delicate, pristine nigiri and sashimi paired with sake; caviar-topped blinis and hot stone wagyu enjoyed with Oregon wines; and special occasion fare such as Peking duck, kimchi fried rice, and smoked whiskey cocktails – all enjoyed in Janken’s stylish, minimalist venue. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win four tickets to see CJ play against the Trail Blazers during the 2023/24 season along with a signed jersey. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit ¡Salud!, which provides accessible and affordable healthcare services for vineyard stewards and their families in Oregon.

Attendees of the meet and greet will also receive an exclusive discount on McCollum Heritage 91 Chardonnay, Rosé and Sparkling purchases the night of the event.

Tasting Notes

  • McCollum Heritage 91 2021 Pinot noir (new release): This wine just lifts out of the glass, offering wafting aromas of red rose petal, cinnamon bark, fresh boysenberry and a deep bass note of freshly turned loam. The palate is vibrant and juicy, complementing the long, sleek finish.
  • McCollum Heritage 91 2020 Chardonnay: The nose is resplendent with vivid notes of crisp pear, hazelnut praline and a curl of lemon zest. Its ample weight and richness are balanced by a precise acidity, lending vibrancy and a nod to longevity.

Where: 250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

About McCollum Heritage 91

McCollum Heritage 91 is the creation of CJ McCollum. Having been introduced to wine in his early 20s, McCollum’s fortuitous move to one of the top wine regions in the U.S. led him to take his existing passion for – and knowledge of – wine to new heights. As reflected through his work both on-and-off the basketball court, leaving a legacy is greatly important to McCollum, and McCollum Heritage 91 is a reflection of bringing his passions to life and honoring his family name in the process. For more information, please visit: www.mccollumheritage91.com.

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