The vintage 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a richly aromatic, layered, and deeply expressive example of the classic style of Pinot Noir from this renowned region. Opening with aromas of supple leather,. . . Read More
The vintage 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a richly aromatic, layered, and deeply expressive example of the classic style of Pinot Noir from this renowned region. Opening with aromas of supple leather, violets, and cherry cola, the silky, palate delivers complex forest fruit notes of blueberry, raspberry, and dark cherry that merge with hints of freshly-turned earth, mushroom, and allspice. Well-integrated, fine tannins and a long finish leave a lasting impression.
91pts Wine Enthusiast "This appellation wine offers rich black fruit and cola alongside spice. Its earthiness contrasts well against pronounced oak and balanced weight."
91pts James Suckling "A juicy, fruity pinot with strawberry and lightly toasted undertones. Some watermelon. Medium to full body. Pretty, highlighted fruit. Flavorful finish. Drink now."
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley opens with super intense notes of warm redcurrants, kirsch and mulberries with wafts of dusty soil, cinnamon stick, garrigue and dried lavender. Medium-bodied, the palate has a nice suggestion of chewiness to the plush texture with bold freshness and loads of red berry preserves flavors, finishing earthy. 15,000 cases were made."
Since 1986, J Vineyards & Winery has developed a reputation as one of the top sparkling and varietal wine producers in California. Known for its celebrated estate vineyards and world-class hospitality, what truly sets J apart is its Traditional Method sparkling process and elevated winemaking techniques. Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock showcases her expertise and the diversity of California winegrowing regions through a portfolio of acclaimed varietal and sparkling wines.
750ML / 14.3% ABV