This Estate Pinot Noir as a very appealing, fruit driven style. Aromas are lively and elegant with spiced cherry and berry fruit, integrating with vanilla, butterscotch, herbal, licorice and smoke undertones. Loaded with intense, sweet-toned cherry, currant and stone fruit flavors then touched with light spice and earth tones, this wine rounds out with an opulent, flavorful finish.
Alcohol 14.2% by volume
J Wine Company's 1999 Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is an elegant composition of hand-selected fruit from five of our distinctive Pinot Noir vineyards sprinkled throughout the appellation. As with the assemblage technique he uses in sparkling wine, Winemaker Oded Shakked tasted and blended each lot for flavor and complexity.
Each of J's vineyards contribute unique characteristics: opulence from the Robert Thomas Vineyard adjacent to the Russian River; bright red berries from Shirley's Vineyard nestled against Mark West Creek; elegance from Nick & Nonny's Vineyard; a touch of earthiness from the Teardrop Vineyard; and a brush stroke of rich color and structural concentration from Nicole's hillside clos.