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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Pinot Noir 2009
J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 114795)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 J Vineyards Pinot Noir is a lush ruby-red wine that vibrantly showcases its cool-climate Russian River Valley pedigree. Aromas of rich chocolate and wild blackberry fill the glass. The wine delivers flavors of caramel, cinnamon and black spice. Traditional Pinot Noir fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry are also integrated in a subtle oak structure. Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir pairs with many earthy foods, such as grilled Portobello mushrooms, smoked country ham, or savory duck confit braised in this wine.
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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.