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J Vineyards Brut Sonoma County Russian River Valley United States California 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

We are pleased to announce the re-release of our spectacular 1999 J Vintage Brut. This wine has been perfectly cellared, aged and now released for your enjoyment.Winemaker notes for this vintage sparkler: All grapes at J are hand-harvested into forty pound lugs and placed by hand whole cluster (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 separate until blending decisions are made in mid-November. The cuvee (blend) was assembled in December of 1999, cold stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled over the spring of 2000. AgingAfter the secondary fermentation (in the bottle) the wines aged for a minimum of four years in our cool cellars. In 2004, we began riddling the wines (to remove the yeast sediment responsible for the aging character) and a dosage liqueur was prepared from a blend of wood-aged, reserve wines and pure cane sugar. After the wine was disgorged, it was aged for a least another six months before we released it from our cellars to ensure a perfect balance of flavors. Tasting NotesThe first aromas in the 1999 J Brut suggest a rich, complex and lively methode champenoise wine. Pear, sun-kissed citrus, baked apple, light vanilla and roasted almond aromas with a slight biscuit nuance greet the taster, all carried by the delicate effervescence. The palate is lush with flavors and refreshing in nature, ending with a light smoky flavor and a long citrus note. The acidity gives just enough liveliness to make the wine match with a variety of foods and makes one anticipate the next sip.

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Color: White
Variety: Champagne Blend
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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

We are pleased to announce the re-release of our spectacular 1999 J Vintage Brut. This wine has been perfectly cellared, aged and now released for your enjoyment.Winemaker notes for this vintage sparkler: All grapes at J are hand-harvested into forty pound lugs and placed by hand whole cluster (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 separate until blending decisions are made in mid-November. The cuvee (blend) was assembled in December of 1999, cold stabilized to remove excess tartrates and then bottled over the spring of 2000. AgingAfter the secondary fermentation (in the bottle) the wines aged for a minimum of four years in our cool cellars. In 2004, we began riddling the wines (to remove the yeast sediment responsible for the aging character) and a dosage liqueur was prepared from a blend of wood-aged, reserve wines and pure cane sugar. After the wine was disgorged, it was aged for a least another six months before we released it from our cellars to ensure a perfect balance of flavors. Tasting NotesThe first aromas in the 1999 J Brut suggest a rich, complex and lively methode champenoise wine. Pear, sun-kissed citrus, baked apple, light vanilla and roasted almond aromas with a slight biscuit nuance greet the taster, all carried by the delicate effervescence. The palate is lush with flavors and refreshing in nature, ending with a light smoky flavor and a long citrus note. The acidity gives just enough liveliness to make the wine match with a variety of foods and makes one anticipate the next sip.

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