J Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018
Fresh aromas of Meyer lemon, hazelnut, and vanilla delight the nose. A spicy minerality and crisp acidity balance the flavor of vibrant honeysuckle and tangerine in the mouth. This reflective offering is a versatile food wine, pairing well with macadamia-nut-encrusted Mahi Mahi, seared scallops with brown butter sauce, or roasted pork loin stuffed with Golden Delicious apples, pecans, and thyme.
When Judy Jordan founded J Vineyards & Winery in 1986, she applied her love of geology to explore Russian River Valley soils. Located on Old Redwood Highway, south of Healdsburg, the winery's estate and vineyard acreage checkerboards the Russian River Valley, encompassing varying microclimates, over twenty different soil types, and clones. Grounded with founder Judy Jordan's sense of place and commitment to excellence, also J Vineyards' winemaking philosophy, the winemaker is able to expressly craft complex, exceptional, and graceful blends that reflect the diverse flavor of each estate vineyard. J Vineyards & Winery focuses on Brut and Brut Rose sparkling wines, as well as pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot gris terroir-driven varietal wines, produced from estate-grown grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation. Whether raising a glass with family or friends, Judy hopes you will enjoy this wine to enhance those special moments in your life.