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J Cuvée 20 Brut Russian River Valley NV

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All grapes at J are hand-harvested into small quarter-ton bins and placed as whole clusters, without destemming, into our special Coquard press for a gentle pressing cycle. Grape juice from the various vineyard lots is fermented and kept separately until blending decisions are made in mid-November. The cuvée (blend) was assembled and cold stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled in the spring. The cuvée included 25% oak cask aged non-vintage wines that were carefully selected for this blend.

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J Vineyards & Winery:
A 25-year legacy of making exceptional wines to inspire in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. www.JWine.com As a gutsy 25-year old woman, Judy Jordan set out on a quest to create her vision of the perfect sparkling wine. Her journey took her to Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley where she and her team masterfully crafted an elegant sparkling wine collection that was met with ... Read more
A 25-year legacy of making exceptional wines to inspire in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. www.JWine.com As a gutsy 25-year old woman, Judy Jordan set out on a quest to create her vision of the perfect sparkling wine. Her journey took her to Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley where she and her team masterfully crafted an elegant sparkling wine collection that was met with a passionately loyal following. Judy was inspired by Mother Nature's bounty of microclimates laced throughout J's 9 Russian River vineyards, and recognized the ability to also craft remarkable still wines. When people told her it was "impossible" for a sparkling wine house to make great still wine, it further fueled her competitive nature to bring the ultimate wine experience to life. With a commitment to innovation and a passion for wine, today we are proud to produce award-winning sparkling wines as well as highly lauded varietal still wines. www.jwine.com www.jvineyards.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/JWinery Facebook: www.facebook.com/JWinery Read less

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Snooth User: ScottLauraH
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5.00 5
08/02/2011

J is a great choice for a value sparkling wine.


Snooth User: Brion Spensieri
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01/09/2012

Five glasses


External Reviews for J Cuvée 20 Brut Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Sleek and fruit-forward, with appealing lemon-lime and anise aromas that lead to crisp yet creamy pear, green apple and spice flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/01/2010

The non-vintage J Cuvee 20 Brut gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes are followed by a mix of Fuji apple, grapefruit and a sweet hint of angel food cake. The mid-palate is interlaced with toast, caramel and almond flavors. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering, warm pear and lush finish. This wine pairs beautifully with a Kumamoto oyster topped with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar in a J Cuvee 20 mignonette.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Shows depth and maturity, yet this is still fresh and lively. Aromas of baked apple, hazelnut and yeast lead to layered apple cider and spicy toast flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Vibrant and fresh, with floral apple and anise aromas and crisp yet creamy pear and spicy yeast flavors.


External Review
01/19/2011

Gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes are followed by a mix of Fuji apple, grapefruit and a sweet hint of angel food cake. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering, warm pear and lush finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas; on the palate it mixes apple, grapefruit and a sweet hint of angel food cake; the acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering, lush, warm pear finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

As much as I love real French Champagne, the price is often prohibitive for my budget, so that's why I was so excited to discover the J Cuvée 20! For half the price, this California bubbly from renowned Sonoma producer Jordan maintains the same level of depth and complexity, though the style is a bit crisper and less yeasty. I'm in love with the bright citrus fruit notes that show along with the classic pear and red apple notes, while the slight toastiness delivers a smooth, dry finish.


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The non-vintage J Cuvée 20 Brut gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes are followed by a mix of Fuji apple, grapefruit and a sweet hint of angel food cake. The mid-palate is interlaced with toast, caramel and almond flavors. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering, warm pear and lush finish. This wine pairs beautifully with a Kumamoto oyster topped with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar in a J Cuvée 20 mignonette. Winemaker George Bursick Appellation Russian River Valley Final Blend 49% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir, 2% Pinot Meunier Wine Alcohol 12.5% by volume Wine Acid 8.60 grams per liter Wine pH 3.07 Residual Sugar 1.50% Production 22,800 cases Suggested CA Retail $20

All grapes at J are hand-harvested into small quarter-ton bins and placed as whole clusters, without destemming, into our special Coquard press for a gentle pressing cycle. Grape juice from the various vineyard lots is fermented and kept separately until blending decisions are made in mid-November. The cuvée (blend) was assembled and cold stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled in the spring. The cuvée included 25% oak cask aged non-vintage wines that were carefully selected for this blend.

22,800 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 36 months in Other.

Aged 6 months in Other.

Notes: After the secondary fermentation occurred in the bottle, the wines aged for more than three years in our cool cellar. The wines were carefully riddled to remove the yeast sediment responsible for the aging character. Following disgorging, a dosage liqueur of reserve wine and pure cane sugar was added to balance the wine. An additional six months of aging on the cork before release ensured a perfect balance of flavors.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.07
Sugar: 15.0 grams per liter Total Acidity: 8.60 grams per liter

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