Winemaker Cooper Cane is defending a lawsuit claiming they allegedly mislead consumers by labeling certain wines as being from Oregon when the grapes were from California. The wines in the lawsuit are the 2016 and 2017 Elouan pinot noir. The plaintiffs allege that promotional materials state they are from the Oregon coast but, in fact, are made from California grapes. Plaintiffs have alleged that this violates the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
The winemaker filed a motion to dismiss the class claims and in July the Northern District of California denied their motion. The case is Kay v. Cooper Cane LLC, Case No.: 3:20-cv-04068, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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