Posts Tagged J Vineyards and Winery

2013 J Vineyards Chardonnay, Estate Grown, Russian River Valley

In the glass, it is a brilliant straw color. Initial scents of vanilla cream and clarified butter lead to enticing aromas of grilled pineapple and lemon curd fruit. It is silky in the mouth, where the flavor spectrum broadens to include ripe peach... Read more

2013 J Vineyards Pinot Noir, Estate Grown, Russian River Valley

A translucent ruby color. This wine is warm and inviting in the nose, where strawberry fruit mingles with black tea, cinnamon, menthol, and a light touch of vanilla. The sweet fruit fleshes out in the mouth, picking up red cherry and raspberry... Read more

NV J Vineyards and Winery Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley

This sparkler sports a brilliant salmon hue, with a persistent, fine mousse. The fruit-driven nose exhibits ample red berry and cherry aromas, along with citrus, cream and sweet bread notes. It is lively on the palate, where fresh raspberries come... Read more

NV J Vineyards and Winery Cuvée 20 Brut, Sonoma County

Pale straw color with a slight bronze glint. It has a finely beaded mousse. Aromas of fresh lemon and green apple are followed by richer, fleshier fruit (apricots?) and, finally, notes of cream, bread, and nuts. It is lively and crisp in the mouth,... Read more

2012 J Vineyards ‘Misterra’ Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

This varietal Pinot Noir achieves its beguiling complexity by blending in 6% Pinotage and 4% Pinot Meunier. It is nearly transparent, a brilliant ruby color with orange glints at the rim. The nose seems prickly and rustic at first whiff, with notes... Read more

NV J Cuvee 20 Brut, Sonoma County

A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a dash of Pinot Meunier. Most grapes were sourced from the premium vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The wine is a brilliant straw color with a persistent, fine-beaded mousse. A combination of... Read more

NV J Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley

Brilliant light salmon color, with a persistent, finely beaded mousse. A blend of two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay. Initial aromas of green apple, raspberry, and strawberry lead to an earthier bready underpinning. In the mouth, a note... Read more

2005 J Vineyards and Winery Vintage Brut, Russian River Valley

J Winery vintage Bruts are left on tirage for almost five years, which enables them to develop a depth and seamlessness rarely seen outside of France’s Champagne region. Brilliant straw color with a persistent fine bead. Initial aromas of toast... Read more

2003 J Vineyards and Winery Late Disgorged Vintage Brut, Russian River Valley

The wine is a brilliant pale straw color with a fine, persistent mousse. For a 9-year-old sparkling wine that has spent more than seven years on tirage, it is amazingly youthful, vibrant and fresh. Enticing scents of almond, citrus, toast and... Read more

NV J Winery Cuvée 20 ‘25th Anniversary,’ Russian River Valley

This engaging sparkler has a straw color with a medium, persistent mousse. Aromas of lemon oil, sharp apple, citrus fruit and a touch of caramel. On the palate, the effervescence and natural acidity combine to serve as an effective counterpoint to... Read more