Dec 112014
J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut NV, Russian River Valley, CA, $28 (S) – Rating 90

J Cuvee 20This affordable sparkling wine from J Vineyards is another reason why bubbles should be an every day affair. A crisp nose of lemon, tropicals and yeasty brioche. Bright acidity with a plush mouth-feel gives way to notes of Meyer lemon, tropicals, citrus, pear and flaky croissant. Elegant minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine


Oct 022013
2011 J Vineyard & Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Estate Grown, Ca, $37 (S) – Rating 90

J is known for their sparklers, but they offer excellent still wines as well. A medium-bodied Pinot Noir, a bit more robust than other Sonoma Coast Pinots. The nose offers up aromas of blackberry, black cherry and rich dark spice. Hints of bramble and leather on the palate with flavors of blackberry, cherry and ripe strawberry. Strawberry becomes more pronounced on the finish as the wine opens. Buy this Wine