This bright 2018 Russian River Valley Chardonnay showcases the best of this Classic Chardonnay growing region. Opening with aromas of orange blossom, golden delicious apple and ginger, the lengthy palate offers layers of depth and nuance. Creamy and textured on the forefront, the wine evolves to crisp and lively acidity at the mid-point middle before finishing with richness and roundness. Layered notes of ripe Anjou pear, baked apple, lemon curd and candied grapefruit on the palate mingle with hints of toast, clove and vanilla that support the fruit notes on the lengthy finish.
92pts James Suckling "A dense, layered white with cooked-apple and banana character. Lightly toasted oak with some bitterness. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Complex."
90pts Wine Enthusiast "Lushly opulent tones of Gravenstein apple and stone fruit carry this wine, with a creamy texture and rich notes of graham cracker and toasted vanilla adding depth. The oak is well integrated and adds to the power and length of it all."
Since 1986, J Vineyards & Winery has developed a reputation as one of the top sparkling and varietal wine producers in California. Known for its celebrated estate vineyards and world-class hospitality, what truly sets J apart is its Traditional Method sparkling process and elevated winemaking techniques. Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock showcases her expertise and the diversity of California winegrowing regions through a portfolio of acclaimed varietal and sparkling wines.
750ML / 14.3% ABV