J Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay Barrel 16 2009

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Whole grape clusters were hand-harvested between 23.5 and 24 brix, then pressed gently in our Coquard press. We use the French-made Coquard press to minimize the extraction of harsh components found in the skins. Free-run juice and press juices were fermented separately using a combination of indigenous and proprietary yeast strains from Burgundy. A long, slow fermentation allowed the wine to develop a mélange of fruit and aroma flavors. The winemaking team sampled and tasted each of the lots made from the four vineyard sites and made thefinal blending decision to create sixteen barrels.

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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

Member Reviews for J Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay Barrel 16

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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
4.50 5
07/19/2012

This stop at J Wine was part of a Russian River trip! Made using full french oak, this Chardonnay was not as refined as Jewell ranch although I just had some bubbles, which makes tastebuds a little off. This also had similar buttery smoothness with good minerality. It smells oaky but was not overly oaky in taste with notes of tropical fruit papaya, pear and apricot. Another well made, well balanced Chardonnay with wonderful nose and taste that lingers! For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/russian-river-j-vineyards-and-winery.html


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
09/03/2011

Creamy and yeasty chardonnay. Has a nice, rich feel. Tasty! - Tasted at winery Feb 2011



Tasting Notes:

Notes of Meyer lemon, peach, vanilla, toasted almond and honey tickle the nose and mouth. The weighty, seamless palate has a creamy crème brûlée texture. A long, luxurious finish exhibits hints of caramel, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Whole grape clusters were hand-harvested between 23.5 and 24 brix, then pressed gently in our Coquard press. We use the French-made Coquard press to minimize the extraction of harsh components found in the skins. Free-run juice and press juices were fermented separately using a combination of indigenous and proprietary yeast strains from Burgundy. A long, slow fermentation allowed the wine to develop a mélange of fruit and aroma flavors. The winemaking team sampled and tasted each of the lots made from the four vineyard sites and made thefinal blending decision to create sixteen barrels.

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800 cases produced.

Aged 6 months in French Oak.

Notes: a combination of new (50%) and older barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.50
Sugar: 0.25 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.56 grams per liter

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