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J Vineyards & Winery Vintage Brut Russian River Valley 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

All grapes at J are hand-harvested into 40 pound lugs and placed as whole clusters (no destemming) into our one-of-a-kind 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 in December of 2001, cold stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled over the spring of 2002.

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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

Tasting Notes:

The 2001 J Brut extended triage bottling has aromas of citrus, Bosc pear and light honeysuckle, along with more noticeable yeast tones of brioche and fresh bread dough. Slight nutty and toasty characters join in, lending a nice balance to the fruit. On the palate, pear and citrus notes continue through, joined by hints of gingersnap. The small bubbles along with more complex toasty aromas and flavors lend a rich creaminess that balances beautifully with the citrus on a long, lingering finish. Firm structure and creamy qualities of this wine make it a wonderful apéritif as well as a good pairing for richer dishes.

All grapes at J are hand-harvested into 40 pound lugs and placed as whole clusters (no destemming) into our one-of-a-kind 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 in December of 2001, cold stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled over the spring of 2002.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.55
Sugar: 0.125 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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