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


Jul 042014
J Vineyards Vin Gris 2013, Russian River Valley, CA, $20 (S) – Rating 90

J Vineyards Vin Gris 2013A lovely shade of salmon color with aromas of strawberry, bright cherry, raspberry and plenty of spice. A lush mouth-feel with crisp acidity offering flavors of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, red fruit and rhubarb combined with a long spicy finish. Enjoy solo or paired with light summer fare or grilled salmon Buy This Wine


Jun 172014
J Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012J Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012, Estate Grown, Russian River Valley, CA, $37 (S) – Rating 92

A richer style of Pinot Noir showing off a nose of cherry and raspberry with notes of mocha and smoke. Subtle tannins and combined with bright acidity and a lush mouth-feel. On the palate, blueberry, raspberry and pomegranate. A pleasant hint of espresso in the finish. Buy This Wine


Feb 252014
J Vineyards Pinot Noir -Misterra 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $50 (S) – Rating 93

Very exciting in it’s uniqueness. A blend of 90% Pinot Noir, 6% Pinotage and 4% Pinot Meunier that offers up some rustic old world impressions. Very expressive nose with aromas of blue fruit, ripe raspberry and forest floor. Lush on the palate with balanced acidity and flavors of blueberry, ripe strawberry, ripe raspberry and a hint of earthiness. Rustic notes on the finish. Buy This Wine

Jul 282013
2012 J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Gris, CA, $15 (S) – Rating 91

Always a favorite in the Pinot Gris category. Equally good as a refreshing sipper or pairing with lighter fare. Aged in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, it offers aromas of citrus, orange peel and honeysuckle with hints of melon. The palate is treated to bright acidity with rounded flavors of citrus, melon and minerality with subtle notes or orange zest. Just a touch of lime in the finish. Buy This Wine