Wine Spectator 89 points - A touch coarse, yet with a rich, deep core of ripe apple, fig and honeydew flavors. Ends edgy, but the core flavors are delicious. Time should round out the rawness. Drink now through 2020. 11,600 cases made.
(Jun 30 2015)
The 2013 J is a fresh, stunningly elegant wine. Citrus aromas of pineapple and lemon are punctuated by a zesty spice reminiscent of a tropical island breeze. Vibrant flavors of ripe pear, kiwi and peaches with a creamy yet tart finish and bright acidity make this wine a vintage standout. Pair this wine with a corn chowder or Gouda cheese, as well as with a savory pork tenderloin entrĂ©e.
|For this wine, the winery went to great lengths in finding unique French oak coopers selected from specific forests. The wine is 100% barrel-fermented and aged in 60-gallon Burgundian oak (40% new). The unusual six-month malolactic fermentation was carried out resulting in automatic batonage, which produced exceptional sur lie character, as well as complex, layered aromas and flavors. Nearly a year of rest after bottling created a fully integrated and beautifully resolved wine that honors the traditions of Burgundy and Russian River Valley winemaking.
|Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery began as a producer of critically-acclaimed sparkling wines like our J Vintage Brut, J Late-Disgorged Vintage Brut, Brut Rose, and Cuvee 20 Brut. However, Judy, always curious and innovating, came to the realization that her vineyards would also be ideal for producing site-specific, cool-climate Russian River Valley varietal wines like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. J is renowned for its hospitality and we encourage you to visit our acclaimed tasting room, the J Signature Bar, at our winery just south of the charming village of Healdsburg, California. In fact, Sunset Magazine named J the Best Tasting Room in the West.