J Cuvée Xb NV

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The non-vintage J Cuvée 20 Brut gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upo...

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New offering Two to three years, 4gr Dusty, steely, firm nose shows hints of toast, chalk, dried pear and dried flowers. Wonderfully tense, and ... Read more

J is a great choice for a value sparkling wine. Read more

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! F... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for J Cuvée Xb

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
12/23/2013

New offering Two to three years, 4gr Dusty, steely, firm nose shows hints of toast, chalk, dried pear and dried flowers. Wonderfully tense, and snappy in the mouth this offers up mineral driven flavors laced with hints of dried herbs, polleny flowers and gorgeous yeasty notes that support a core of dried apple and pear fruit. gentle and delicate in the mouth with a finish that is clear and tense with dry white fruit and a little lemon curd accent. Wonderfully pure and focused. 92pts


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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.


External Reviews for J Cuvée Xb

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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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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.


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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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/25/2013

Crisp and lively, with green apple, cream and fennel aromas and vibrant tropical fruit. The lemon and spice flavors finish on a clean mineral note. Drink now.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

Tasting Notes:

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.

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22,800 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

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.

Chemical Analysis:

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

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