J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017
Ruby-red color. Aromas of classic bright cherry. Earthy flavors of vanilla, black clove, toasted nutmeg, and smoky barbecue. Pairs with many rustic foods, such as grilled Portobello mushrooms, smoked country ham, or savory duck confit braised in this wine.
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, they currently have ten estate vineyards, each with their own soil, microclimate, and clones. This allows their winermaker to craft exceptional blends that reflect the favor of each estate vineyard. The 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.