Crafted from up to 40 individual small lots, the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir offers a classic example of this renowned region. Opening with rich, flavorful notes of dark cherry, plum and ripe raspberry, while hints of earth, cocoa and clove add depth and nuance to the smooth, layered palate. Elegant and balanced, soft tannins and lightly toasted oak give nice weight and structure to the wine. Pair this food-friendly wine alongside pork tenderloin stuffed with rosemary and spiced apple, topped with a plum reduction sauce. For a cheese pairing, try goat cheese with spiced cherry compote.
93pts James Suckling "A round and juicy pinot with plums, cherries and sliced oranges. Full-bodied with bright acidity and lots of flavor. Energetic finish. Lots going on. Drink or hold."
90pts Jeb Dunnuck "The 2019 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley offers an attractive, satisfying medium to full-bodied, fruit-loaded style as well as ample red and blackberry fruits, notes of spice and hints of cola, ripe tannins, and a great finish. Drink this fruit-forward, textured 2019 any time over the coming 3-4 years."
90pts Wine Spectator "Offers fine-grained dried red berry and cherry flavors that are redolent of underbrush and forest floor. The juicy finish is enveloped by rich cooking spice notes and creaminess. Drink now through 2024."
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