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J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Nicole's Vineyard 2000

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The VineyardThe fruit for this wine was harvested from selected vines of Nicole's Vineyard – J Vineyards & Winery's crown jewel hillside Pinot Noir parcel overlooking the Russian River Valley. The soil in this vineyard is a Red Goldridge Loam with gravel striations. Processing Selected grape clusters were hand-harvested, delivered cool to the winery, manually sorted and processed in our open-top fermenters. Our minimalist approach to making Pinot Noirs is designed to yield a wine that reflects, in both aroma and flavor profile, the location in which it was grown. AgeingThe wine was drawn into 100 percent French oak barrels (nearly 45 percent of them new) soon after it was pressed. The malolactic fermentation was completed in the barrels and the wine remained on its lees in barrels for twelve months. Only selected barrels made it to the final blend, bottled in November 2001. Further bottle ageing at our cellars is part of J's commitment to only release wines that are in balance and ready for enjoyment. Tasting NotesThe 2000 vintage has produced a wine that is complex and lively. Concentrated blueberry, cherry and anise notes mixed with a hint of smoked meat scents rise in waves to greet you as you smell the wine. On the palate, velvety sensations of red and black berries with spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla and toasted oak. The wine delivers a very long finish of lush fruit and slight earthy notes enveloped in a balanced acidity, just a hint to make it finish with a fresh note. Profile DataHarvest Dates: August 23 to September 13, 2007Bottling Date: November 28, 2001Wine Alcohol: 13.8% by volumeTime in Oak: 13 monthsVineyards: 100% J Estate - Nicole's Vineyard

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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

The VineyardThe fruit for this wine was harvested from selected vines of Nicole's Vineyard – J Vineyards & Winery's crown jewel hillside Pinot Noir parcel overlooking the Russian River Valley. The soil in this vineyard is a Red Goldridge Loam with gravel striations. Processing Selected grape clusters were hand-harvested, delivered cool to the winery, manually sorted and processed in our open-top fermenters. Our minimalist approach to making Pinot Noirs is designed to yield a wine that reflects, in both aroma and flavor profile, the location in which it was grown. AgeingThe wine was drawn into 100 percent French oak barrels (nearly 45 percent of them new) soon after it was pressed. The malolactic fermentation was completed in the barrels and the wine remained on its lees in barrels for twelve months. Only selected barrels made it to the final blend, bottled in November 2001. Further bottle ageing at our cellars is part of J's commitment to only release wines that are in balance and ready for enjoyment. Tasting NotesThe 2000 vintage has produced a wine that is complex and lively. Concentrated blueberry, cherry and anise notes mixed with a hint of smoked meat scents rise in waves to greet you as you smell the wine. On the palate, velvety sensations of red and black berries with spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla and toasted oak. The wine delivers a very long finish of lush fruit and slight earthy notes enveloped in a balanced acidity, just a hint to make it finish with a fresh note. Profile DataHarvest Dates: August 23 to September 13, 2007Bottling Date: November 28, 2001Wine Alcohol: 13.8% by volumeTime in Oak: 13 monthsVineyards: 100% J Estate - Nicole's Vineyard

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