J Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay 2008

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The 2008 J Vineyards Chardonnay is a sublime combination of old world minimalist technique and new world fruit expres...

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Nice toasty oakey style. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011 Read more

Wonderfully smooth, accessible Chardonnay. My wife and I both enjoyed this wine and will likely purchase more. Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
09/03/2011

Nice toasty oakey style. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: runningbear
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4.00 5
09/18/2011

Wonderfully smooth, accessible Chardonnay. My wife and I both enjoyed this wine and will likely purchase more.


Winemaker's Notes:

Whole grape clusters were hand-harvested between 23 and 24 brix, and then pressed gently in our Coquard press to minimize the extraction of harsh components from the skins of the grapes; free-run and press fraction juices were fermented separately using a combination of indigenous and unique custom yeast strains from Burgundy. Long fermentations allowed the wine to develop slowly, maximizing its expression of terroir. Careful blending of more than 25 lots resulted in a beautiful expression of Chardonnay that is both powerful and refined and true to the Russian River Valley.

Tasting Notes:

The 2008 J Vineyards Chardonnay is a sublime combination of old world minimalist technique and new world fruit expression. Notes of Meyer lemon, peach, vanilla, toasted almond and honey tickle the nose and mouth. The weighty, seamless palate has a creamy texture reminiscent of crème brûlée. A long luxurious finish exhibits hints of caramel, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Whole grape clusters were hand-harvested between 23 and 24 brix, and then pressed gently in our Coquard press to minimize the extraction of harsh components from the skins of the grapes; free-run and press fraction juices were fermented separately using a combination of indigenous and unique custom yeast strains from Burgundy. Long fermentations allowed the wine to develop slowly, maximizing its expression of terroir. Careful blending of more than 25 lots resulted in a beautiful expression of Chardonnay that is both powerful and refined and true to the Russian River Valley.

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6000 cases produced.

Aged in French Oak.

Notes: 40% new

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.5
Total Acidity: 0.60 grams per liter

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