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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108363)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 J Vineyards Pinot Noir is a lush, full wine exhibiting the expressive character of the Russian River Valley. An excellent growing season provided a wine of great depth, with elegantly composed layers. Aromas of milk chocolate, rose petals, and wild blackberry fill the glass. As the wine opens there are hints of caramel, cinnamon and cloves. The traditional Pinot Noir flavors of cherry and strawberry are fully integrated with the subtle oak tannins.
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About J Vineyards & Winery:

Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery is an independently owned Sonoma County winery. Located on Old Redwood Highway south of Healdsburg, the winery focuses on Brut and Brut Rose sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris - terroir-driven varietal wines, produced from estate-grown grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation. In 1994, the first small lots of Pinot Noir varietal wines were produced at J, but sparkling wine continued to be the winery's focus. In 2006, J formally launched an estate varietal program based on its 254-acres of Russian River Valley vineyards. Today, under the direction of winemaker Melissa Stackhouse, J Vineyards & Winery produces several small-lot Pinot Noirs. The winery celebrates its 25th harvest in 2012.