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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Pinot Noir 2012
J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Pinot Noir 2012
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a lush, ruby-red wine that vibrantly showcases a dried herb and subtle black pepper and fennel character. Aromas of classic cherry fruit fill the glass. The wine delivers savory flavors of vanilla, cola, and smoky barbecue.

This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with many rustic 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.